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The Obstacles to energy saving in residential buildings in Nigeria : stakeholders’ perspectives

Show simple item record Ibrahim, AT Fernando, NG 2021-08-04T08:34:39Z 2021-08-04T08:34:39Z 2021-07
dc.description.abstract Over the past three decades research on energy use in buildings has become significant due to increasing scientific and political pressure on issues concerning global warming and climate change. As part of the impact by climate change, tropical nations are faced with several challenges in achieving energy savings, particularly the energy consumption behaviour of building occupants, with very little research coming from Africa. Previous research has shown that variations due to occupant behaviour is substantial. To address these challenges in line with the objectives of some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (namely, clean and sustainable energy, as well as climate action) in residential buildings, this paper explores the perceptions of stakeholders by identifying the barriers which affect energy use from different cultural perspectives. Qualitative data were collected using semi-structured telephone interviews with experts in the energy and construction fields in Nigeria. The purpose of the interviews was to provide an insight into residential energy consumption behaviour and the barriers faced in the adoption of sustainable energy sources. The results were analysed using an energy cultural framework. An analysis of the results shows that continuous awareness of energy saving behavioural change, government subsidies for renewable energy, government checks, and the standardization of energy-efficient appliances imported into the country can improve people’s trust regarding sustainable choices and can promote efficient energy use. The outcome from this work is expected to give a better understanding of energy use behaviour and inform future energy policies and interventions related to household energy saving. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Barriers; Energy saving; Energy culture framework; Stakeholders. en_US
dc.title The Obstacles to energy saving in residential buildings in Nigeria : stakeholders’ perspectives en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2021 en_US
dc.identifier.conference World Construction Symposium - 2021 en_US Sri Lanka en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 528-539 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding 9th World Construction Symposium - 2021 en_US en_US en_US
dc.identifier.doi en_US

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