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Title: Impact of conservation measures on Pacific Northwest residential energy consumption. Final report

Abstract

The objective of this study was to estimate the relationship between residential space conditioning energy use and building conservation programs in the Pacific Northwest. The study was divided into two primary tasks. In the first, the thermal relationship between space conditioning energy consumption under controlled conditions and the physical characteristics of the residence was estimated. In this task, behavioral characteristics such as occupant schedules and thermostat settings were controlled in order to isolate the physical relationships. In the second task, work from the first task was used to calculate the thermal efficiency of a residence's shell. Thermal efficiency was defined as the ability of a shell to prevent escapement of heat generated within a building. The relationship between actual space conditioning energy consumption and the shell thermal efficiency was then estimated. Separate thermal equations for mobile homes, single-family residences, and multi-family residences are presented. Estimates of the relationship between winter electricity consumption for heating and the building's thermal shell efficiency are presented for each of the three building categories.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6166144
Report Number(s):
PNL-4717
ON: DE83012522
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; APARTMENT BUILDINGS; ELECTRICITY; EQUATIONS; FEDERAL REGION X; HOUSES; MOBILE HOMES; PUBLIC UTILITIES; THERMAL EFFICIENCY; BUILDINGS; EFFICIENCY; NORTH AMERICA; USA; 320101* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Residential Buildings- (-1987); 298000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Consumption & Utilization

Citation Formats

Moe, R J, Owzarski, S L, and Streit, L P. Impact of conservation measures on Pacific Northwest residential energy consumption. Final report. United States: N. p., 1983. Web. doi:10.2172/6166144.
Moe, R J, Owzarski, S L, & Streit, L P. Impact of conservation measures on Pacific Northwest residential energy consumption. Final report. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6166144
Moe, R J, Owzarski, S L, and Streit, L P. Fri . "Impact of conservation measures on Pacific Northwest residential energy consumption. Final report". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6166144. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6166144.
@article{osti_6166144,
title = {Impact of conservation measures on Pacific Northwest residential energy consumption. Final report},
author = {Moe, R J and Owzarski, S L and Streit, L P},
abstractNote = {The objective of this study was to estimate the relationship between residential space conditioning energy use and building conservation programs in the Pacific Northwest. The study was divided into two primary tasks. In the first, the thermal relationship between space conditioning energy consumption under controlled conditions and the physical characteristics of the residence was estimated. In this task, behavioral characteristics such as occupant schedules and thermostat settings were controlled in order to isolate the physical relationships. In the second task, work from the first task was used to calculate the thermal efficiency of a residence's shell. Thermal efficiency was defined as the ability of a shell to prevent escapement of heat generated within a building. The relationship between actual space conditioning energy consumption and the shell thermal efficiency was then estimated. Separate thermal equations for mobile homes, single-family residences, and multi-family residences are presented. Estimates of the relationship between winter electricity consumption for heating and the building's thermal shell efficiency are presented for each of the three building categories.},
doi = {10.2172/6166144},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6166144}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {4}
}