@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2970,
	  title     = {Towards the Use of Renewable Energy Sources in the Home},
	  author    = {Adriana Alexandru and  Elena Jitaru and  Rayner Mayer},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The paper presents the results of the European EIE
project “Realising the potential for small scale renewable energy
sources in the home – Kyotointhehome". The project's global aim is
to inform and educate teachers, students and their families so that
they can realise the need and can assess the potential for energy
efficiency (EE) measures and renewable energy sources (RES) in
their homes. The project resources were translated and trialled by 16
partners in 10 European countries.
A web-based methodology which will enable families to assess
how RES can be incorporated into energy efficient homes was
accomplished. The web application “KYOTOINHOME" will help
the citizens to identify what they can do to help their community
meet the Kyoto target for greenhouse gas reductions and prevent
global warming. This application provides useful information on how
the citizens can use renewable energy sources in their home to
provide space heating and cooling, hot water and electricity. A
methodology for assessing heat loss in a dwelling and application of
heat pump system was elaborated and will be implemented this year.
For schools, we developed a set of practical activities concerned with
preventing climate change through using renewable energy sources.
Complementary resources will also developed in the Romanian
research project “Romania Contribution to the European Targets
Regarding the Development of Renewable Energy Sources" -
	    journal   = {International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences},
	  volume    = {2},
	  number    = {7},
	  year      = {2008},
	  pages     = {703 - 707},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/2970},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/19},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 19, 2008},