Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223489
Title: UTILITY PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN PUBLIC FLATS
Authors: GOH JIA NI
Keywords: Buillding
Project and Facilities Management
Tan Chee Keong, Willie
2010/2011 PFM
Energy efficiency
Principle-agent problem
Residential energy consumption
Utility payment arrangement
Issue Date: 19-May-2011
Citation: GOH JIA NI (2011-05-19). UTILITY PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN PUBLIC FLATS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study attempts to establish the relationship between residential energy consumption of rented Housing Development Board (HDB) 3-bedroom flats in Singapore and the utility payment arrangement agreed between the landlord and tenant. Issues of conflicting interests between landlords and tenants as a barrier to energy efficiency may be regarded as the “principal-agent problem”. This relationship between energy consumption and utility payment arrangement has never been tested. It is hypothesized that utility payment arrangement, together with number of air-conditioners, number of tenants, term of lease, orientation of the residence, floor level of the residence and maintenance frequency, affect household energy consumption. Based on a regression model of 86 households, no statistically significant relationship was found between energy consumption and utility payment arrangement. Nonetheless, it was found that utility payment arrangement affects the consumption behaviour of the tenants, as well as the investment decision and maintenance effort of the landlords, which subsequently affect energy consumption.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223489
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