Development of a low carbon home consulting system and factor analysis of energy saving behaviors

Daisuke Tomikoshi, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shun Kawakubo

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Abstract

In households, residents should understand the actual conditions of energy usage in order to increase the effectiveness of energy-saving actions. Accordingly, the "Low-Carbon Home Consulting System" was developed in this research. First, the energy consumption and lifestyle of residents were identified through a questionnaire survey. Then, the system was developed based on the survey results. Energy consumption broken down by usage was estimated with this system. Finally, the energy savings were estimated. In this way, the CO2 emissions of individual households were reduced by up to approximately 40% relative to the emissions prior to applying the developed system. This study demonstrates that, by facilitating effective energy-saving actions, energy consumption and CO2 emissions can be reduced while maintaining a healthy environment for residents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Pages2156-2160
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2012 Jul 82012 Jul 12

Publication series

Name10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Volume3

Other

Other10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period12/7/812/7/12

Keywords

  • Actual Conditions
  • CO emissions
  • Questionnaire Survey
  • Residential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Tomikoshi, D., Ikaga, T., & Kawakubo, S. (2012). Development of a low carbon home consulting system and factor analysis of energy saving behaviors. In 10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 (pp. 2156-2160). (10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012; Vol. 3).