CO2 emissions reduction effect by low-impact lifestyle for residential buildings in Tohoku area

Kahori Genjo, Hiroshi Yoshino, Ken Ichi Hasegawa, Teruaki Mitamura, Jingchao Xie

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Abstract

A long-term investigation on energy consumption was carried out for 13 residential buildings in Tohoku area since Nov. 2002. In order to make clear the effect of low-impact lifestyle on energy consumption, the lifestyle menu was indicated to the occupants in 10 residential buildings, and the actions following the menu was investigated. In addition to energy consumption reported in the previous paper, CO2 emissions reduction effect by the lifestyle menu was analyzed during a week when the low-impact lifestyle was acted. As a result, CO2 emissions of the some investigated houses were not necessarily reduced even though the energy comsumptions were saved by the actions following the low-impact lifestyle menu. It is important to lead energy saving by low-impact lifestyles to CO2 emissions reduction aswell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume14
Issue number27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun

Keywords

  • CO emission
  • Energy consumption
  • Energysaving
  • Field measurement
  • Low-impact lifestyle
  • Residential building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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