As I have not been living at my current address for at least 1 year, I was unable to collect data with regards to the heating of the home, and so estimates were done regarding the heating and cooling energy requirements of the home.
ItemWeekly Energy Use (kWh)Yearly Energy Use (kWh)
Electrical Energy Use:
Estove = Pstove x (5 x tweekday + 2 x tweekend) = 2kW x (5 x 0.75h + 2 x 1.5h)
Subway Energy Use:
Esubway = Psubway x dweekly = 0.1167kWh/km x (18.1km x 2 x 5) = 10.56 kWh
Gasoline Energy Use:
Ecar = Pvehicle x dweekly
Pvehicle = 9.167kWh/L * FEactual = 9.167 * 5.7L/100km
(Honda Civic Hybrid – Recorded, not EPA)
= 52.25 kWh/100km
Compared with the average residential energy usage of 30kWh/day (210kWh per week), I am well below the average. I believe this is most likely due to my use of the subway rather than a car for my daily commute. Although the energy usage numbers I have recorded with my fuel-efficient vehicle are lower than the per kilometer energy usage for the subway, this is because my driving occurs during non-rush hours, on the weekend. The lack of stoppages allows for much...