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dc.contributor.authorJeong, Seung Hyoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-29T08:00:13Z
dc.date.available2013-08-29T08:00:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-28en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:1564en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/23729
dc.description.abstractDemand for potable water and energy is increasing with growing populations and economies and many fear that scarcity of such resources will become a significant worldwide problem in the future. As such, promoting water and energy conservation in residential building environments has become an important focal area for research. Providing feedback of water or energy consumption to residential building occupants has been demonstrated to be effective in promoting water and energy conservation separately. However, although water and energy are inexorably connected, we lack research that investigates the bridge between water and energy in the representation of feedback to promote water conservation. In this paper, we describe a study that was designed to investigate the impact of two different representations of water consumption feedback on water conservation. Water consumption was represented to consumers in one of two different ways: 1) gallons and 2) gallons along with the estimated embodied energy of water consumption. The study was conducted in 18 residential halls at Virginia Tech and lasted approximately six weeks. The outcome of the study suggests that representing water consumption in terms of gallons together with the embodied energy associated with water consumption can lead to a statistically significant reduction in water conservation while representing water consumption only in terms of gallons may not. This has significant implications for future water feedback designed to promote water conservation and the study indicates that non-monetary approach can be taken.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectResidential Hallsen_US
dc.subjectWater Consumptionen_US
dc.subjectWater-Energyen_US
dc.subjectWater-Saving Behavioren_US
dc.subjectWater Use Feedbacken_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Water-Energy Feedback on Water Conservation at Residence Hallsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTaylor, John E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPearce, Annie R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSinha, Sunil Kumaren_US


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