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Accession Number PB2013-111133
Title Updated Buildings Sector Appliance and Equipment Costs and Efficiency.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 920p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Energy used in the residential and commercial sectors provides a wide range of services: heating, cooling, lighting, refrigeration, cooking, and numerous other end uses. EIA conducts surveys of the building sectors, the Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) and Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), which provide information on the equipment stock and energy consumption within existing buildings. However, these surveys do not directly gather other information that is important to forecasting future energy consumption, such as equipment cost information or nameplate efficiency ratings. The Residential Demand Module (RDM) and Commercial Demand Module (CDM) of the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) contain equipment cost and performance menus that represent competing options for most of the largest end uses. Multiple classes and types are represented in the equipment menus so that the projected equipment stock can change over time in response to fuel prices and other factors that affect equipment choice, such as appliance standards. These equipment menus interact with other NEMS modules to determine market shares, equipment efficiency levels, cost estimates, and equipment interactions, and are used to translate service demand to energy demand.
Keywords Buildings
Electric appliances
Energy consumption
Energy demand
Energy efficiency

Source Agency Energy Information Administration
NTIS Subject Category 89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
89H - Building Equipment, Furnishings, & Maintenance
97B - Energy Use, Supply, & Demand
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
Corporate Author Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC. Independent Statistics and Analysis.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1325
Contract Number N/A

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