The RBSA Metering (RBSAM) is a subsidiary of the larger, regional RBSA Study. The Metering Study was designed to represent single-family houses across the Northwest as best as possible within the project constraints. Working within the feasible sample size, the design worked to optimize the location and variety of sites according to the following goals:
• Locate the metering group within the context of the RBSA study so the more intensive, but narrower, metering study can inform the results of the wider RBSA onsite surveys. • Provide a representative picture of energy end uses. • Provide a representative balance of heating system types (including heat pumps).