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DR19.07 - Measuring Builders Installed Electrical Loads

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Market Sector
Residential
TPM Category Priority 1
Plug Loads and Appliances
TPM Technology Family Type 1
Miscellaneous (residential)
Project Funding Year
2019
Project Description

The aim of this sub-project is to collect data on electricity consumed by equipment in newly-constructed homes that are either required by health and safety codes or are considered necessary to make the house attractive to buyers. This aspect of residential energy use has not been studied but anecdotal measurements from an ongoing EPIC project suggest that builder-installed loads are responsible for as much as 1300 kWh/year before occupants have moved in.