Comparison of Residential Energy Consumption in China, Japan, Canada and USA

Qingyuan Zhang, Sen Zhuang, Hongxing Yang

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There have been very few researches on the energy consumption of residences in China because it is difficult to collect the data of energy consumption for district heating. In this study, the energy for district heating was estimated based on the heating load, and the annual unit energy consumption (UEC) for the residences in the main cities of China was calculated. The relationship between the UEC and heating degree-days was examined for China, Japan, Canada and the United States.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Energy for district heating
  • Residential energy consumption
  • UEC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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