A methodology for the generation of energy consumption profiles in the residential sector

Giovanni Puglisi, Fabio Zanghirella, Paola Ungaro, Giuliano Cammarata

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The residential sector has been achieved in the last years more and more importance in the total energy consumption scenario by stimulating the research for solutions to promote energy efficiency and to raise awareness on energy consumption by end user. The profile of an end-users energy consumption assumes a central role in finding solutions to reduce energy demand and increase the efficiency in the production of the same energy. European regulations impose an obligation on Member States to provide annually data on energy consumption of households for end use and energy product. Data will be provided for Italy basing on data collected by ISTAT Survey on energy consumption in the residential sector, appropriately processed by ENEA and ISTAT. In this paper it is presented a methodology that allowed to define a series of dwelling types, representative of the entire national sample, as a function of building, family and environmental characteristics. These dwellings, through the application of a dynamic simulation model, allowed the generation of monthly energy consumption profiles (for heating, cooling and domestic heat water) for each cluster of dwelling types and the evaluation of the energy consumption distribution of the residential sector for end use and energy product.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491 - 497
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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