Effective Tracking of Building Energy Use: Improving the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Panel on Redesigning the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys of the Energy Information Administration, Krisztina Marton, William F. Eddy

Engineering & Transportation | Engineering
Effective Tracking of Building Energy Use: Improving the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys
Title:
Effective Tracking of Building Energy Use: Improving the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys
Author:
National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Panel on Redesigning the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys of the Energy Information Administration, Krisztina Marton, William F. Eddy
ISBN:
0309254019
ISBN13:
978-0309254014
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1557 kb
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1436 kb
Publisher:
National Academies Press (April 30, 2012)
Language:
English
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The United States is responsible for nearly one-fifth of the world's energy consumption. Population growth, and the associated growth in housing, commercial floor space, transportation, goods, and services is expected to cause a 0.7 percent annual increase in energy demand for the foreseeable future. The energy used by the commercial and residential sectors represents approximately 40 percent of the nation's total energy consumption, and the share of these two sectors is expected to increase in the future.

The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) and Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) are two major surveys conducted by the Energy Information Administration. The surveys are the most relevant sources of data available to researchers and policy makers on energy consumption in the commercial and residential sectors. Many of the design decisions and operational procedures for the CBECS and RECS were developed in the 1970s and 1980s, and resource limitations during much of the time since then have prevented EIA from making significant changes to the data collections. Effective Tracking of Building Energy Use makes recommendations for redesigning the surveys based on a review of evolving data user needs and an assessment of new developments in relevant survey methods.

Effective Tracking of Building Energy Use: Improving the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on National Statistics, Panel on Redesigning the Commercial Buildings and Residential Energy Consumption Surveys of the Energy Information Administration, Krisztina Marton, William F. Eddy - free download