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dc.contributor.authorBeal, Cara D
dc.contributor.authorBertone, Edoardo
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Rodney A
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T12:30:19Z
dc.date.available2017-09-06T12:30:19Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-01-03T23:41:18Z
dc.identifier.issn0378-7788
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.08.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/48833
dc.description.abstractThe nexus of water and energy and greenhouse gas emissions is now well recognised, however, quantifying the energy savings from (hot) water-efficient technologies has been largely based on modelled or assumed consumption data from water use appliances and fixtures. The aim of this paper is to determine water, energy and greenhouse gas emission savings from resource-efficient household stock using empirical water end-use data and detailed stock specifications for homes in Queensland, Australia. Hot water system type is considered with comparisons made between intervention scenarios with and without inclusion of a low energy heating system. The results confirm the significant impact that coal-fired electricity water heating has on total household energy consumption. Further, it appears that substantial savings can be achieved by substituting water (e.g. high star rating appliances) and energy (e.g. solar hot water system) efficient appliances in the home. The findings also suggest that retrofitting cheaper resource-efficient technologies are still an effective means of reducing both water and energy consumption, regardless of hot water system type. Future work in this area is needed to expand the current research outcomes, such as the consideration of all thermal losses from heating systems and the use of empirical energy end-use data.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom422
dc.relation.ispartofpageto432
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnergy and Buildings
dc.relation.ispartofvolume55
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchWater Resources Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090509
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode09
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode12
dc.titleEvaluating the energy and carbon reductions resulting from resource-efficient household stock
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineering
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorStewart, Rodney A.
gro.griffith.authorBeal, Cara D.
gro.griffith.authorBertone, Edoardo


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