Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.009
Title: Lessons for integrated household energy conservation policies from an intervention study in Singapore
Authors: Kua, H.W. 
Wong, S.E.
Keywords: Climate change
Energy conservation
Household intervention program
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Kua, H.W., Wong, S.E. (2012). Lessons for integrated household energy conservation policies from an intervention study in Singapore. Energy Policy 47 : 49-56. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.009
Abstract: In preparation for a community energy conservation program in the southwest district of Singapore, a pilot intervention study was conducted between August and November 2008 to study the effectiveness of tailored information and feedback in promoting household conservation. A sample of 125 households was involved in the study, of which 63 were the control group. Both self-reported behavioral changes and actual energy reductions were measured and any Hawthorne effect was identified. It was found that self-reported behavioral changes were strongly correlated to the level of trust in the energy conservation information given, the need for ease in practicing the recommended conservation measures and feeling of satisfaction in executing the measures; these results differ from several past studies on energy interventions. 60.7% of those who reported behavioral changes actually reduced energy consumption. Reasons were found and discussed. Lessons from this intervention study can be applied to design integrated policies aimed at promoting energy conservation in households. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Energy Policy
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45762
ISSN: 03014215
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.009
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