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Human behavior in household energy use and the implications of energy efficiency delivery: a case of Nigeria

Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Hussaini, Ibrahim Udale (2012) Human behavior in household energy use and the implications of energy efficiency delivery: a case of Nigeria. In: 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2012), 5-8 June 2012, Dublin City Univ. Dublin, Ireland.

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Abstract

Although the term energy efficiency is technologically focused it has a behavioral content due to the associated energy conservation practice involved. The technology aspect applies essentially to the application of new or better technology in order to derive some output or level of service for less input energy, while the conservation aspect is attributed to behavior (NEB, 2009). In an attempt to underscore this postulation social survey of some households in Bauchi town, Nigeria is undertaken. The principal objective is to determine the influence of human behavior in energy efficiency delivery in the households. The result reveals a much low level of energy efficiency practice by the occupants due largely to lack of awareness and requisite knowledge on the phenomenon of energy efficiency. Finally, the study highlights on the implications of good energy efficiency practice in household energy use as derived from the present as well as past studies in a bid to attain energy efficiency.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2995/29091
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy Efficiency, Human Behavior, Energy Consumption, Households
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Noor Hanita Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 16:17
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 16:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29091

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