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dc.contributor.authorJorge, C.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorVieira, P.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorRebelo, M.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorCovas, D.pt_BR
dc.description.abstractConcerns 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.pt_BR
dc.subjectWater use efficiencypt_BR
dc.subjectDomestic consumptionpt_BR
dc.subjectCluster analysispt_BR
dc.subjectSocio-demographic variablespt_BR
dc.titleAssessment of water use efficiency in the household using cluster analysispt_BR
dc.description.pages820-827 pp.pt_BR
dc.description.comments1877-7058 © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer-review under responsibility of the Scientific Committee of CCWI 2015 doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.945pt_BR
dc.description.volumeVolume 119pt_BR
dc.description.magazineProcedia Engineeringpt_BR
dc.identifier.conftitle13th Computer Control for Water Industry Conference, CCWI 2015pt_BR
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