Calculated and measured energy consumption for "low energy" houses

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ConferenceACEEE 1986 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings: 17 August 1986, Berkeley, California, USA
Subjectresidential facilities; single family dwellings; air tightness; vapor barriers; mechanical ventilation; water heaters; heating (process); electricity ( energy); thermal insulation; microcomputer-based residential energy-analysis program - hotcan 2. 0; energy budget calculations; two-year energy analysis; space heating, domestic hot-water heating, interior electrical consumptions - monthly measurements; ventilation rates; heat transfer coefficients; soil thermal conductivity; Air and vapour barriers; equipement residentiel; maison unifamiliale; etanché ité à l'air; pare vapeur; ventilation mécanique; chauffe eau; chauffage (procédé); energie électrique; isolation thermique
AbstractThis paper presents results of a two-year energy analysis of 28 low-energy houses. The space heating, domestic hot water heating, and interior electrical consumptions were measured individually on a monthly basis. Ventilation rates were monitored and occupant-related inputs were documented using a questionnaire. These data are compared with values calculated using HOTCAN 2.0, a microcomputer-based residential energy-analysis program.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number27470
NPARC number20331582
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