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Title: Assessment of water use efficiency in the household using cluster analysis
Authors: Jorge, C.
Vieira, P.
Rebelo, M.
Covas, D.
Keywords: Water use efficiency;Household;Domestic consumption;Cluster analysis;Socio-demographic variables
Issue Date: Oct-2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Concerns over the efficiency of household water use have been increasing worldwide: water is intensively consumed with high inefficiencies. Detailed methodologies for the assessment of consumers’ behaviour that include the level of efficiency comparatively to their peers (i.e., similar socio-demographic characteristics) are needed to increase public awareness and to develop strategies related to the efficient use of water. This paper presents a methodology for evaluating the efficiency of indoor domestic water use based on peer comparison. Peer groups were established through cluster analyses according to their relevant socio-demographic characteristics. Finally, the most efficient consumers were identified and water efficiency levels were determined for individual households.
URI: http://repositorio.lnec.pt:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/1007687
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