Accession Number : ADA117686

Title :   Development and Analysis of Energy Consumption Norms for Family Housing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Windingland,L M ; Leverenz,D J

PDF Url : ADA117686

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Congress has directed in PL 95-82 and PL 95-101 that ceilings be established for energy consumption in military housing, and that a method be developed for assessing actual energy consumption above the ceiling. This report describes and analyzes a procedure used to set energy consumption ceilings (norms) for military family housing during a 1-year test program. The report includes the methods used to group thermodynamically equivalent buildings. These building groups are used to provide statistical samples for analysis of the norm and the range, mean and standard deviation of actual consumption. The weather parameters used in the norm algorithm properly predict the trends in heating and cooling requirements of residential buildings. Variations between the calculated norm and actual consumption are illustrated, and explained. The report also shows how family living habits cause actual utility consumption to vary widely among housing units that are thermodynamically alike. This report concludes that an equitable energy use ceiling for military family housing can be established, but that the present norm concepts and algorithms need to be refined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Energy consumption, Military facilities, Housing(Dwellings), Families(Human), Electric power, Natural gas, Seasonal variations, Standards, Normality, Computations

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE