Identifying Inefficient Single-Family Homes With Utility Bill Analysis
Differentiating between energy-efficient and inefficient single-family homes on a community scale helps identify and prioritize candidates for energy-efficiency upgrades. A prescreening diagnostic was conducted in a simulated community of homes in Boulder, Colo. to analyze energy consumption data. For each archetype, certain conditions were considered, including:
- Construction conditions per code
- Occupant behavior schedules
The U.S. residential sector consumes more than 11 percent of the annual energy consumption. Identify proper energy-efficient upgrade needs to help reduce this carbon footprint.