You Won`t Find These Leaks with a Blower Door: The Latest in "Leaking Electricity" in Homes

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Leaking electricity is the energy consumed by appliances when they are switched off or not performing their principal functions. Field measurements in Florida, California, and Japan show that leaking electricity represents 50 to 100 Watts in typical homes, corresponding to about 5 GW of total electricity demand in the United States. There are three strategies to reduce leaking electricity: eliminate leakage entirely, eliminate constant leakage and replace with intermittent charge plus storage, and improve efficiency of conversion. These options are constrained by the low value of energy savings-less than $5 per saved Watt. Some technical and lifestyle solutions are proposed. ... continued below

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Rainer, L.; Greenberg, S. & Meier, A. August 1996.

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Leaking electricity is the energy consumed by appliances when they are switched off or not performing their principal functions. Field measurements in Florida, California, and Japan show that leaking electricity represents 50 to 100 Watts in typical homes, corresponding to about 5 GW of total electricity demand in the United States. There are three strategies to reduce leaking electricity: eliminate leakage entirely, eliminate constant leakage and replace with intermittent charge plus storage, and improve efficiency of conversion. These options are constrained by the low value of energy savings-less than $5 per saved Watt. Some technical and lifestyle solutions are proposed. 13 refs., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

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  • 1996 American Council for an Energy-Efficieny Economy (ACEEE) summer study on energy efficiency in buildings, Pacific Grove, CA (United States), 25-31 Aug 1996

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  • Report No.: LBNL--39545
  • Report No.: CONF-9608106--12
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 459882
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679871

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Rainer, L.; Greenberg, S. & Meier, A. You Won`t Find These Leaks with a Blower Door: The Latest in "Leaking Electricity" in Homes, article, August 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679871/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.