Exploring employee energy efficiency awareness in UK commercial offices: IT and small power
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Energy consumption reduction is called upon across UK business facilities in order to mitigate the rising impacts of climate change. Business facilities such as office buildings rely on a range of electrical equipment on a day-to-day basis (Carbon Trust 2005b). However, it is not always appreciated how much electrical equipment can cost a company (Carbon Trust 2005b). The need for businesses to assess their current office energy use and seek ways to significantly improve their energy efficiency and energy cost is increasing (Pellegrini-Masini and Leishman 2011).
The implementation and effectiveness of energy-efficient measures within a commercial office environment is reported as a key to the success of improving a business’ energy efficiency (DECC 2012; Westminster Sustainable Business Forum 2013). Office electrical equipment can be responsible for up to 30% of total energy consumption. Using equipment more efficiently is suggested to enable a difference to energy use...
KeywordsCommercial offices Behaviour Energy efficiency Employee awareness Small power
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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