Course Summary & Description:
This course discusses current and proposed categorizations of small end uses in residential buildings and their relation to household electricity consumption.
The energy consumption characteristics of small residential end uses were investigated, evaluated, and compared for current and future energy use projections using traditional EIA categorization methods. An alternate new categorization method is developed and compared to the current methods. The limitations involved in accurately estimating national energy consumption in small end uses from existing primary data sources are also discussed.
The goal of this course is to provide a thorough discussion on small electricity end use in the residential sector and discuss a proposed revised categorization system for those small end uses. The new system categorizes them based on energy consumption characteristics and future trends associated with those end uses. This new categorization system is compared to other studies to identify possible areas of improvement. The course concludes with a discussion on the need for developing additional rigorous data collection methods to more accurately predict future energy consumption for all end uses.