Appliances Power EVs / ASHRAE Solar ZEB Article 8
Designing for ZERO Newsletter Series:
ASHRAE Journal Solar NZEB Project: Low Energy Appliances
Appliances are critical to the efficient operation of a home, and our 2011 ASHRAE Journal article discusses the complex interaction of appliances on a home’s energy balance. As we discuss, homes in Fairbanks AL, Phoenix AZ and Urbana IL are impacted differently by appliance energy usage. Energy savings achieved by using today’s new appliance technologies (heat pump clothes dryers and heat pump “hybrid” water heaters) is enough to provide more than 10,000 miles EV (Electric Vehicle) transportation!