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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA

     

Water Use Behavior in Single-Family Homes: A Case Study in Texas

Peng Xue1,2, Tianzhen Hong3, Bing Dong4
1Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Built Environment and Energy Efficient Technology, Beijing University of Technology, China
2Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Built Environment and Energy Efficient Technology, China
3Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
4Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA Corresponding Author Tel. +86 18813030116
E-Mail xp@bjut.edu.cn


DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2017.264
Abstract: Residential water use has become a critical issue of the built environment due to drought and increasing water retail price in many regions around the world. However, there is limited research done to understand water use behavior in residential buildings. This paper presents data analytics and results from monitoring data of daily water use in 50 single-family homes in Texas, USA. Based on data analysis, residents’ regular water use patterns are investigated. The results help generate awareness of water use behavior and support further studies in clustering water use behavior patterns and developing water use models for simulation.
Pages: 1004 - 1010
Paper:
BS2017_264