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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Energy Efficiency In Residential Buildings In Knoxville, Tn, U.S, Minoo Mardookhy May 2013

Energy Efficiency In Residential Buildings In Knoxville, Tn, U.S, Minoo Mardookhy

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Energy efficiency is an essential aspect in the design and operation of residential buildings. Residential energy consumption has been shown to account for approximately 8% of the electricity and 3.5% of the natural gas consumption in the U.S. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system and lighting system are two major factors influencing energy consumption in residential buildings with about 52~72% of the average energy consumed used to keep buildings at comfortable temperatures, provide hot water, and circulate fresh air indoors. In the service region of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), 92% of electricity is non-renewable ...