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|Title:||Efficiency assessment of household water use|
|Keywords:||Water use efficiency;Household water consumption;Efficient patterns|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Abstract:||"This paper presents a novel methodology for assessing the overall efficiency of indoor water uses in the household. The methodology comprises three main components of assessment: the evaluation based on efficient patterns, the comparison with peers grouped by clustering techniques and the performance of water use devices based on penalty functions. A water use index is calculated for individual households for each component; this index can be used to compare and to rank the performance of different households. The most representative results from a real life case study composed of 43 households are presented herein. The proposed methodology can support urban demand managers to identify low efficiencies, to set viable water efficiency targets, to calculate potential water savings and, subsequently, to implement water demand management strategies customized to less-efficient water use devices and to groups of consumers with specific socio-demographic characteristics."|
|Appears in Collections:||DHA/NES - Comunicações a congressos e artigos de revista|
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