Lifestyle factors affecting electricity consumption within households - A case study of an all-electric apartment with hems

Ayami Otsuka, Yujiro Hirano, Daisuke Narumi

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Abstract

In an attempt to understanding what energy-saving lifestyles entail, this study analyzes lifestyle factors affecting peoples' energy-saving behavior and household electricity consumption. People's values and energy attitude, based on social-psychological theories, as well as other indicators representing ways of living, calculated from HEMS data, are jointly used in the analysis. The ways of living indicators are the strongest influencer on electricity consumption, as suggested by previous studies, but people's values also have a certain leve l of influence. Self-transcendent values are especially important in fostering connections from people's behavioral intentions to actual actions, and therefore realizing energy-saving lifestyles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-790
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume83
Issue number751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electricity consumption
  • Energy cognition
  • Energy-saving
  • Household
  • Lifestyle
  • Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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