Sunday, September 7, 2014

Comparison of Usage of Electricity

According to the EIA (Energy Information Administration), an average home in Texas consumes 1,168 kwh per month of electrical power. This means an average house consumes 14,016 kwh per year, and 74 homes would consume 1,037,184 kwh per year. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), an average office in Climate Zone 5 consumes 20 kwh per square foot per year. The two Cousins buildings (373,000 square feet) would consume 7,460,000 kwh per year. That's 7.2 times what residential development would consume. The senior living center would add more energy consumption. The EPA did not provide energy consumption of a senior living center, and I don't know how many square feet would be in the proposed building.

Please note that these are all based on average performance. Actual results could be different.

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