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An Evaluation of the Effect of Age of House Construction on Electrical Energy Consumption in Montgomery County, Texas

By Melina Alicia Cedillo

Abstract

The United States Energy Information Administration states that homes in the U. S. account for 23% of energy consumed. Although electric consumption can be reduced through retrofits and other advanced energy consumption products, a homeowner is less likely to implement these changes after construction. This study will address and quantify the actual impact on electric consumption in homes constructed over the last 44 years. Conclusions were drawn after analyzing the electricity consumption of homes built in different time periods in Montgomery County, Texas. When comparing the average yearly consumption for all four periods, it was concluded that year of construction alone did not contribute to a decrease in the amount of electricity consumed. The findings in this study support the argument that building codes do have an impact in reducing electrical consumption

Topics: Residential Construction, Electrical Consumption
Year: 2019
OAI identifier: oai:oaktrust.library.tamu.edu:1969.1/173256
Provided by: Texas A&M University

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