EECE Seminar - Dr. Ashlynn Stillwell

Mar 27
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Brauer Hall, room 12

Ashlynn Stillwell, Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagin

Water We Doing at Home? Water and Energy in the Residential Environment

ABSTRACT: Residential environments represent important aspects of the energy-water nexus, accounting for about 40% of energy consumption and 13% of water withdrawals nationally. A combination of housing characteristics, infrastructure, and human behaviors determine residential energy and water use. But what are we doing at home that requires so much water and energy? Leveraging residential electricity and water meter-level data, we use non-intrusive load monitoring and clustering techniques to estimate specific end uses of energy and water in the home. Our results provide end-use data for occupants and can support data-driven efficiency investments for a more sustainable residential environment.