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dc.contributor.authorKele, B.
dc.contributor.authorHoffman, K.
dc.contributor.authorWolfs, Peter
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, I.
dc.contributor.authorMidmore, D.
dc.contributor.editorRobert A. Patterson and Malcolm J. Jones
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:46:22Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:46:22Z
dc.date.created2010-05-02T20:05:12Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.submitted2010-12-10
dc.identifier.citationKele, Ben and Hoffman, Kevin and Wolfs, Peter and Tomlinson, Ian and Midmore, David. 2005. Water efficiency infrastructure and energy requirements at the research house, in Patterson, R. and Jones, M. (ed), Performance assessment for on-site systems : regulation, operation and monitoring : proceedings of On-site '05 Conference, pp. 257-264. Armidale NSW: Lanfax Laboratories.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/34896
dc.description.abstract

Research House is part of the Queensland Department of Housing's 'Towards Healthy and Sustainable Housing Research Project'. The aim of the venture was to construct a house with sustainable building design and test how the features worked with a rental clientele. Research House was built in Rockhampton, with the data collection undertaken by the Central Queensland University (CQU). The house is equipped with a 75-channel data logger that continuously collected water use, energy use and generation, temperature, and rainfall information. As the house was designed for the rental market, the sustainable features of the house are passive in nature requiring no or very little direct manipUlation by the householder. Water efficient infrastructure, such as flow-reduced taps and a front-loading washing machine, were installed throughout the house. All wastewater-generating infrastructure and garden irrigation implements were equipped with a water meter and individually monitored. The electrical demands of the house and the electricity generation through solar panels were also observed. The waterusefigures and total energy requirements of Research House have been collected and collated for more than two years. These data allow for a partial evaluation of the sustainable design of Research House.

dc.publisherLanfax Laboratories
dc.subjectHouseholder interaction
dc.subjectpower requirements
dc.subjectwater - consumption
dc.subjecthousing design
dc.subjectsustainability
dc.titleWater efficiency infrastructure and energy requirements at the research house
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.dateSubmitted2010-05-03
dcterms.source.startPage257
dcterms.source.endPage264
dcterms.source.titlePerformance assessment for on-site systems : regulation, operation and monitoring : proceedings of On-site '05 Conference
dcterms.source.seriesPerformance assessment for on-site systems : regulation, operation and monitoring : proceedings of On-site '05 Conference
dcterms.source.isbn0957943822
dcterms.source.conferencePerformance assessment for on-site systems : regulation, operation and monitoring : proceedings of On-site '05 Conference
dcterms.source.conferencedatesSep 26 2005
dcterms.source.conferencelocationArmidale NSW
dcterms.source.placeArmidale NSW
curtin.digitool.pid137046
curtin.pubStatusPublished
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-SE-DEC-TMC-56295
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering
curtin.facultySchool of Engineering
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering


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