Journal article

Profiling Space Heating Behavior in Chilean Social Housing: Towards Personalization of Energy Efficiency Measures

Victor Bunster, Masa Noguchi

Sustainability | MDPI AG | Published : 2015

Abstract

Global increases in the demand for energy are imposing strong pressures over the environment while compromising the capacity of emerging economies to achieve sustainable development. In this context, implementation of effective strategies to reduce consumption in residential buildings has become a priority concern for policy makers as minor changes at the household scale can result in major energy savings. This study aims to contribute to ongoing research on energy consumer profiling by exploring the forecasting capabilities of discrete socio-economic factors that are accessible through social housing allocation systems. Accordingly, survey data gathered by the Chilean Ministry of Social Dev..

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Grants

Awarded by CONICYT, Chile R.E.


Funding Acknowledgements

The results shown in this paper are part of a Ph.D. currently under development at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning of the University of Melbourne with the financial support of CONICYT, Chile R.E. No. 2033/2012.