WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR THE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SECTOR TO REACH NET-ZERO ENERGY?
Kevin Otto, Russell Taylor, Rohini Brahme, William Sisson
As part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s energy efficiency in buildings project, the authors have been involved in modelling various technology options for different building market segments so as to reach net-zero energy goal. This paper describes the modelling of the residential sector using representative submarkets of multi-family residence in China and single family residence in USA and France. Specifically, the process involved in establishing the stock data and the construction options for residential buildings that would allow one to reach the net-zero state, and the modelling procedures used will be described in detail. In addition, for the China market, the impact of increase in standard of living on energy consumption will be examined.
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