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Domestic hot water consumption pattern: Relation with total water consumption and air temperature

I. Meireles, V. Sousa, B. Bleys and B. Poncelet

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2022, vol. 157, issue C

Abstract: From a sustainable development perspective, reducing hot water consumption poses the opportunity for increasing water and energy efficiency simultaneously. Comparing with the research on total water and water end-use distribution, quantitative data on domestic hot water consumption and understanding/modeling the drivers underlying its use is scarcer. More importantly, since total water consumption is frequently measured at a household level, estimating the portion that is used as domestic hot water would allow a simpler modeling approach than accounting for all the factors affecting water consumption in general, and domestic hot water consumption in particular.

Keywords: Domestic hot water consumption pattern; Hot to total domestic water consumption ratio; Air temperature (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.112035

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