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dc.contributor.authorCabeza, Luisa F.
dc.contributor.authorUrge-Vorsatz, Diana
dc.contributor.authorMcNeil, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorBarreneche Güerisoli, Camila
dc.contributor.authorSerrano, Susana
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-09T11:15:24Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1364-0321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/47901
dc.description.abstractEnergy use in buildings accounts for 38% of global total final energy consumption, 45% of which in OECD countries. According to the International Energy Agency the continuing demand for new large and small appliances, often with new functionality, is resulting in rapidly increasing electricity consumption in both the residential and service sectors. Appliances contribution to the residential electricity use is increasing. Also, appliances types are changing in our homes. This paper aims to find the trend of energy consumption of appliances in the building sector and describing the driver of this energy consumption. For doing so, a review of the literature available in the topic is summarized first. Trends show that appliances energy consumption is growing, but also that are disproportionately powered by electricity, mainly due to the proliferation of electronics and other small house hold devices, especially in OECD countries. This trend, which have already brought millions of households out of poverty in China and India and promises to continually improve standards of living through out the developing world, will also have a major impact on appliance energy consumption as many more households will be able to afford basic equipment such as refrigerators and washing machines. Moreover, because appliances generally consume electricity instead of renewable fuels or direct combustion fuels, they carry a relatively large carbon foot print in countries where electricity production is carbon intensive. Finally, appliances present significant opportunities for efficiency improvement, since most of the appliances to be implemented in the near future still have to be produced.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work is partially funded by the Spanish government (ENE2011-28269-C03-02). The authors would like to thank the Catalan Government for the quality accreditation given to their research group GREA (2009 SGR 534).
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherElsevierca_ES
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/ENE2011-28269-C03-02
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.04.053ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2014, vol. 36, p.188-193ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Elsevier, 2014ca_ES
dc.subjectTrendsca_ES
dc.subjectAppliancesca_ES
dc.subjectBuildingsca_ES
dc.titleInvestigating greenhouse challenge from growing trends of electricity consumption through home appliances in buildingsca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec021156
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.04.053
dc.date.embargoEndDate2025-01-01


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