CLASP, in collaboration with Environmental Design Solutions, published a research paper in the ACEEE 2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The paper reviews first-of-its-kind nationwide research, carried out in 2018, that encompassed an urban residential end-use survey of 5,000 households and real-time appliance energy use monitoring of 200 households. The data were collected from 13 cities spanning different climate zones, socio-economic groups, and other demographic patterns. The study’s objective was to establish appliance ownership and usage patterns for urban households and develop a framework for data collection and analysis on energy end-use.
The paper provides insights into end-user behavior related to appliance purchase, usage, and disposal. The data is featured in the National Energy End-Use Monitoring Dashboard, which presents information on energy use, peak demand and other performance metrics across time that may be customized based on geography, climate and household type, to inform building and appliance energy efficiency policy development.
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