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dc.contributor.authorBond, Sandraen
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-25T22:49:32Z
dc.date.issued2012-01en
dc.identifier.citationBond, S. (2012). Assessing NZ householder's energy use behaviours: a pilot survey. In Proceedings from 18th annual conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Adelaide, Australia, 15-18 January 2012.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5070
dc.description.abstractIn NZ, the government has developed the New Zealand Energy Strategy (NZES) to respond to the challenges of climate change and provide strategic directions for energy use in NZ. One of the target areas is “Energywise Homes” that provides a number of financial and other incentives for consumers to make them homes dryer and more energy efficient. Industry too, has been pro-active. For example, the Homestar™ Rating Tool, a new free online rating tool, was introduced in November 2010 through a joint venture between the NZ Green Building Council, BRANZ and Beacon Pathways to allow home owners to assess their home’s performance in comfort, health and energy-efficiency. This paper outlines the results of research carried out in NZ in 2011. Two parallel pilot surveys were conducted of various participants in the housing sector who are members of the Green Building Council of NZ. The full-scale survey of 4000 householders is underway, but the results are not yet available to report here. The broad aims of the research are to (i) examine the lifestyle choices of householders in relation to the homes that they live in, together with the motives behind these choices; (ii) identify and explain user behaviour in residential buildings in relation to the energy consumed, and (iii) evaluate the success of the Homestar™ rating tool in empowering householders to make their homes healthier and more energy efficient. The results from these pilot surveys help to identify where behavioural change is needed, and the methods to aid communication of sustainability measures that encourage behavior change, and increase the uptake of sustainability practices in homes that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from residential buildings.en
dc.format.extent1-16en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPacific Rim Real Estate Society.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Pacific Rim Real Estate Society. - http://www.prres.net/conference/2012en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author.en
dc.sourcePacific Rim Real Estate Society 18th Annual Conferenceen
dc.subjectgreenhouse gas emissionsen
dc.subjectsustainabilityen
dc.subjectenergy efficiencyen
dc.subjectHomestar™ rating toolen
dc.titleAssessing NZ householder's energy use behaviours: a pilot surveyen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Land Management and Systemsen
pubs.finish-date2012-01-18en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/LAMS
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.prres.net/conference/2012en
pubs.start-date2012-01-15en
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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