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Title: ENERGY CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOUR OF HDB RESIDENTS
Authors: PANG XIN YI
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Lee Siew Eang
2010/2011 PFM
Behaviour
Energy
HDB
Issue Date: 20-May-2011
Citation: PANG XIN YI (2011-05-20). ENERGY CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOUR OF HDB RESIDENTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Energy consumption of Singapore‟s residential sector has increased by almost four times in the last twenty years. This contributes to greater carbon emissions, which is the primary cause of global warming. Global warming has severe impacts, and hence the need to reduce our carbon footprint is very real. One way which everyone can help to protect the environment is to undertake energy saving measures at home. A survey was conducted on 250 respondents across Singapore to investigate the energy consumption behaviour of HDB residents. Analyses were carried out for energy saving measures specified for different major household appliances. It appears that comfort, hygiene, time and monetary considerations surpass environment concerns. Although the respondents were not highly aware about energy related issues, they exhibited much potential for achieving greater energy savings. An average 10% savings was predicted by the respondents, which could possibly be achieved if they had more detailed and customised information on their energy consumptions. Social norms were also identified to be a motivation factor for decreasing energy use. As the awareness on energy related issues was found to be low, the recommendations made focused on raising the awareness levels of the public to enhance their understanding on their energy use, thereby helping them to better identify potential avenues of savings in their own households. Although this study may not be representative of the whole Singapore population as only 3-room, 4-room, 5-room and executive HDB residents were surveyed, it still provides valuable insights to the energy consumption behaviour of residents in Singapore.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223562
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