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The Energy Equity Gap: Unveiling Hidden Energy Poverty - Shared screen with speaker view
Destenie Nock
08:53
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zDsQM4cUVyki6MbDKry35EklIOKAJs0GK_KwqDNzfSM/edit?usp=sharing
Lucas Valone
17:19
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zDsQM4cUVyki6MbDKry35EklIOKAJs0GK_KwqDNzfSM/edit?usp=sharing
Lucas Valone
20:51
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zDsQM4cUVyki6MbDKry35EklIOKAJs0GK_KwqDNzfSM/edit?usp=sharing
Granger Morgan
29:51
When we moved to Chevy Chase from CA the energy crisis was on and , while they shy had served the (rental ) house for years, they claimed we were a new customer and the had not responsibility too serve us. We had only a few hundred gallons of heating oil and Betty cranked the temperature way down because we thought we might not get any more. After a month or so the oil company relented but for a while we were running the house in the mid 50s!\
Maren Cooke
34:31
Is there some assumption that everyone has A/C? We use night-flush and passive measures (eaves, roof garden) for cooling (and can attest to the potential for humidity issues; now considering a heat pump).
Shuchen Cong
35:25
because the study area is so warm, we are assuming everyone in the dataset has AC
Granger Morgan
36:55
Of course low income folks may not be able to afford the newest energy efficient Acs. May only be able to afford second hand inefficient old units.
Maren Cooke
37:26
Is that known to be true? People were living in Arizona long before the advent of A/C. (granted, now we have climate change on top of the usual factors)
Nestor Gomez
41:03
Could older (more costly) housing require less active cooling, by design?
Maren Cooke
42:30
I’d think so — both energy efficiency of equipment and presence of passive features likely add to the equity gap.
Jorge Izar
44:32
Is it assumed that all populations are equally tolerant to heat? I wonder if there are different heat tolerance ranges per ethnicity group, and if this could make different temperatures achieve the same level of comfort for different groups...
Granger Morgan
46:57
What is the electricy price in AZ?
Jay Apt
48:37
10.5 cents/kWh per the latest (2019) data released in November 2020
Alex Davis
51:07
Very well done!
Shuchen Cong
53:17
back to the AC question, most households in the dataset uses "Heat pump (same system heats and cools using electricity only", which is ideal for our analyses, because we only electricity usage data (and not gas), this way the curve we plot for each household captures their energy-dependent energy usage
Peter Adams
53:30
When I visit family in TX (in August), I bring long sleeves to protect myself from the A/C run amok.
Granger Morgan
55:44
https://www.globalenergyinstitute.org/average-electricity-retail-prices-map
Maren Cooke
56:24
Perhaps those show-offs are also trying to show off their sweater collection…
Annie Ooi
58:09
My mom would always send me to the mall or the library during the summer for AC
Maren Cooke
58:32
and movie theatres...
Maren Cooke
58:47
Probably more malls open now than movie theatres.
Paulina Jaramillo
01:00:11
Kids are not in school during the summer, in part because a lot of schools don’t have AC
Victor Rodriguez
01:00:53
Shoutout to ASHRAE 🙌🏽
Jay Apt
01:01:01
Not sure about Arizona, but the school year in Texas begins the second week of August.
Maren Cooke
01:01:34
Another factor in temperature expectations in businesses and institutions is the dress code. Men in business suits presumably like things cool (and then women either need to wear sweaters or suits or other heavy clothing).
Maren Cooke
01:02:03
So allowing more casual dress might result in more seasonally-appropriate clothing.
Maren Cooke
01:05:15
Speaking of windows — were you able to correct for the presence of eaves?
lily hanig
01:08:06
phoenix doesn't really have trees (some palm)
Alex Davis
01:10:22
there's some pines in phx
Destenie Nock
01:11:08
Thanks for sharing we will keep that in mind. lots to investigate here
Rachel Reolfi
01:11:32
Great talk Destenie!
Alex Davis
01:11:38
Thank you!
Daniel Armanios
01:11:44
Thank you!
Destenie Nock
01:11:45
Thanks!
Maren Cooke
01:11:51
Thanks — great job, Destenie!
Jorge Izar
01:11:52
Great work, Destenie!