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diversity factor

[də′vər·səd·ē ‚fak·tər]
(electricity)
Ratio of the sum of the individual maximum demands to total maximum demand, as applied to an electrical distribution system.

diversity factor

1. In an electric wiring system, the ratio of the sum of the individual maximum demands of the various subsystems to the maximum demand of the whole system.
2. In a gas piping system, the ratio of the maximum probable demand to the maximum possible demand.
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Occupancy rate, also referred as occupancy diversity factor or occupancy schedule, is commonly used in building simulation practice to estimate time dependent occupancy related loads, such as internal gains from people, hot water usage, and etc.
However, one has to be cognizant of the diversity factor when it comes to pre-requisites and other program admission requirements.
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Now I obviously have a vested interest in all the arguments that prove that your company needs it; and I have a plethora of horror stories about organizations, mergers, projects that have all cost zillions more than they should have because somebody didn't pay attention to the diversity factor.
Using this spreadsheet, Reizner and his team estimated the approximate quantity of each motor size and speed they use worldwide and added in the average cost of electricity, average motor load, diversity factor, average plant operating hours per year, and tax rates.
For example, an all-male board may decide to give a diversity factor a higher weighting so that if a qualified female candidate is rated highly on enough of the other characteristics, she would be selected.
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