Characteristics of home energy consumption in a rural area and an urban area

Kenichi Hasegawa, Hiroshi Yoshino

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A questionnaire survey on building characteristics, energy consumption and energy saving behavior of occupants in both a rural area and an urban area of Japan was conducted in 2008 and 2009. The purpose of this survey is to grasp the characteristics of energy consumption in residential buildings located in a rural area from the viewpoint of home energy savings. This paper describes 1) housing characteristics of residential building such as equipments for a space heating and hot water, occupant's behavior for space heating and occupant's environmental consciousness, 2) annual home energy consumption in each area, and 3) analyzed results on relationship between regional characteristics and residential factors by multivariate analysis method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number53
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb


  • A rural area and an urban area
  • Home energy consumption
  • Questionnaire survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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