Non-intrusive energy use efficiency index for assessing energy efficiency of a home
The cost of energy is always on the rise. With improvements, homeowners can diminish the amount of energy their house consumes. Many homeowners want to take advantage of the lowered monthly costs that come with energy efficient appliances. Additionally, home buyers may desire a way to compare the energy efficiency of one home to another. Much of the energy efficiency of a home depends on the structure, rather than the appliances contained therein. We introduce a Non-intrusive Energy Use Efficiency Index (NEU-EI) to provide a benchmark in assessing the efficiency of a building, to the potential benefit of homeowners, contractors, and others.
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