Residential buildings have continuously improved in energy efficiency, partly as a consequence of the introduction of energy regulations in many countries. Although better thermal properties and systems efficiency have lowered energy consumption for space heating in recent decades, substantial differences in energy consumption in similar dwellings are still being observed. These differences in consumption are thought to be caused by differences in occupancy patterns, by quality of construction and by rebound effects.This research addresses the effect of energy performance regulations and occupant behaviour on energy consumption for space and water heating in dwellings built after the introduction of the energy performance regulations in the Netherlands. The results of this research show that improving the energy efficiency of buildings alone is not enough to decrease that energy consumption.The Effect of Energy Performance Regulations and Occupant Behaviour Olivia Guerra Santin ... internet DVD Wireless home Dishwasher W machine Drier CHARGERS How many appliances with chargers or batteries do you charge regularly at homea#39;? ... low-energy light bulb in the living room How much normal light bulbs or halogen lights are being used in your living room? is normal or halogen lightanbsp;...
|Title||:||Actual Energy Consumption in Dwellings|
|Author||:||Olivia Guerra Santin|
|Publisher||:||IOS Press - 2010-01-01|