Modeling Patterns of Hot Water Use in Households

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

01/1996

LBNL Report Number

LBL-37805R

Abstract

This report presents a detailed model of hot water use patterns in individual households. The model improves upon an existing model by including the effects of four conditions that were previously unaccounted for: the absence of a clothes washer; the absence of a dishwasher; a household consisting of seniors only; and a household that does not pay for its own hot water use. Although these four conditions can significantly affect residential hot water use, and have been noted in other studies, this is the first time that they have been incorporated into a detailed model. This model allows detailed evaluation of the impact of potential efficiency standards for water heaters and other market transformation policies.

Year of Publication

1996

Institution

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Pagination

25

City

Berkeley