Evaluating energy saving opportunities in Mumbai residences through efficient operation and maintenance of appliances

Umesh Phatakare, D Santosh, Dalvi
2017 International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET)   unpublished
This research explore the thermal , electricity usage awareness and energy saving behavioral pattern in the residential sector in Mumbai mega city ,the commercial capita; of India. The research follows three pathways. First, determining the energy usage awareness attitude from energy profile of populace. Second, observing operational and maintenance aspects of home appliances. Third, analysing the impact of above observations on energy conservation and efficiency. The research shows that from
more » ... e energy awareness perspective, the residential electricity consumption of India is gradually catching up the industrialized countries. There is enormous variation in operation and maintenance attributes towards home appliances. The research suggest that the sustainability retrofits like energy efficient bill, energy awareness campaign, equipment card and micro-level recording of electricity consumption changes the normal behaviour to the energy responsible behaviour of populace.