Domestic hot water (DHW) refers to the hot water used in sinks, showers and baths in any type of building. DHW demand varies significantly according to the building use type. The 'Domestic Hot Water Demand' input tab in cove.tool displays the hot water needed over the span of an year considering the building type. The default value is referred from the respective Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) building prototypes which can be easily changed by the user.

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