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Energy Needs and Availability in Housing
This study estimates the amount and type of energy required to provide a variety of household services, compares these needs with the energy consumed, and determines the sources of energy available in the house and on the lot. The research shows that improved design is required to match household devices to energy needs. Using more waste heat and energy sources with high fuel cycle efficiencies would greatly improve energy ratios and efficiencies. Use of on-site heat recovery and ambient energy should be increased. Solar and wind energy, and geothermal heat could, with the appropriate conversion devices, be utilized to meet significant portions of an efficient dwelling's energy needs.
Besoins d'énergie et disponibilité dans le logement
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