Last update November 2021
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Influence of climate on the consumption per dwelling
- Large variations in climate from one winter to another can influence energy consumption: higher consumption in cold winters and vice versa in mild winters, all other things being equal.
- Climate corrections provide a measure of consumption that is independent of annual climate variations. These corrections are based on the ratio of actual to normal degree days (i.e. reference degree-days).
- Energy efficiency indicators should be climate corrected and measured at normal climate.