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Title: Towards benchmarking English residential gas consumption
Authors: Morris, Jonathan
Harrison, John
Allinson, David
Lomas, Kevin J.
Keywords: UK housing
Heating energy
Statistical modelling
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Citation: MORRIS, J. ... et al, 2012. Towards benchmarking English residential gas consumption. XXXIII International Conference on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, ICEERE 2012, Paris, France, 27th-28th June, 8pp.
Abstract: The UK Government has emphasized the role of Local Authorities as a key player in its flagship residential energy efficiency strategies, by identifying and targeting areas for energy efficiency improvements. Residential energy consumption in England is characterized by significant geographical variation in energy demand, which makes centralized targeting of areas for energy efficiency intervention difficult. This paper draws on research which aims to understand how demographic, social, economic, urban form and climatic factors influence the geographical variations in English residential gas consumption. The paper reports the findings of a multiple regression model that shows how 64% of the geographical variation in residential gas consumption is accounted for by variations in these factors. Results from this study, after further refinement and validation, can be used by Local Authorities to identify areas within their boundaries that have higher than expected gas consumption, these may be prime targets for energy efficiency initiatives.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12387
Publisher Link: http://www.waset.org/
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