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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Building and Construction