Project Info

Active
Project Title 
Measuring Builders Installed Electrical Loads
Project Number 
DR19.07
Investor Owned Utilities 
SCE
End-use 
Plug Loads and Appliances
Sector 
Residential
Project Year(s) 
2019 - 2022
Description 

The aim of this sub-project is to collect data on electricity consumed by equipment in newly-constructed homes that are either required by health and safety codes or are considered necessary to make the house attractive to buyers. This aspect of residential energy use has not been studied but anecdotal measurements from an ongoing EPIC project suggest that builder-installed loads are responsible for as much as 1300 kWh/year before occupants have moved in.