Accession Number : ADA187129

Title :   An Analysis of Military Family Housing Energy Consumption.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Jones, William L

PDF Url : ADA187129

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : This study and two objectives: to determine whether energy consumption was comparable between MFH and non-MFH residencies and to determine the feasibility of appreciably decreasing MFH energy consumption. The study found energy consumption tended to be greater in MFH. However, most of this difference is probably due to factors beyond the occupants' control such as house size, house construction, and equipment efficiency. Energy consumption in MFH and non-MFH residencies tended to be comparable under near equal conditions. Decreasing MFH energy consumption involves increasing the housing units' efficiency and decreasing the occupants' energy consumption. Increasing MFH energy efficiency can be accomplished by using more efficient equipment and appliances and using proper construction materials and techniques to reduce heat loss, heat gain, and number of air changes. These efforts result in a net energy and monetary savings as well as increased occupant comfort. (Theses)

Descriptors :   *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *COST ANALYSIS, *ENERGY MANAGEMENT, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, EFFICIENCY, ENERGY, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, GAIN, HEAT, HEAT LOSS, THESES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE