The IMPETUS domestic hot water demand model is a novel, practices-based approach to hot water demand estimation ‘under normal conditions’ using microsimulation to forecast seasonal demand at the household level under various water/energy conservation scenarios.
The models suggest that the installation of efficient showerheads appears to have a substantial impact on not only water consumption but also, as a consequence, energy demand. Future work will assess the effect of scenarios of other ‘water efficiency’ interventions as well as ‘water use’ behaviour change on energy demand. We hope this will identify opportunities for water-energy nexus interventions to reduce demand on both resources at the same time.

IMPETUS researcher provides input to DEFRA REA

IMPETUS modelling work to be presented at IMA & IWA 2017 conferences

SERG Researcher Dr Despina Manouseli Presents at “Efficient Use and Management of Water” Conference

IMPETUS ‘Water Cultures’ domestic water demand review published

IMPETUS domestic hot water demand model presented at BECC 2017

IMPETUS domestic ‘Water Demand’ model results published

 

IMPETUS modelling work to be presented at IMA & IWA 2017 conferences