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Energy Management in UK Non-Domestic Buildings - a New Perspective to Provoke Reduced Carbon Emissions

Emblen-Perry, Kay ORCID: and Duckers, L. (2017) Energy Management in UK Non-Domestic Buildings - a New Perspective to Provoke Reduced Carbon Emissions. In: Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom. World Sustainability Series . Springer International Publishing, Dordrecht, pp. 109-127. ISBN 978-3-319-47882-1 eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-47883-8

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Politicians, industry and the public generally accept the need for energy consumption to be cut to deliver climate change mitigation measures essential for us to avoid climate disaster. For non-domestic fuel users current energy policy has attempted to drive this through rational economic responses to energy cost pressures.
This reliance on voluntary action has created an “Energy Inconsistency”, that is a marked difference between energy opportunities that have been proven technically viable, financially rational and retrofit feasible and those actually adopted. Other factors must therefore be involved to influence what appear to be simple carbon and cost saving opportunities.
This paper presents a new approach to energy efficiency and consumption in non-domestic buildings, viewing attitudes and behaviours of building owners and users as the key driver of energy consumption. A new framework is proposed as a method to examine the impact of building ownership on the users’ and owners’ abilities to improve energy efficiency and consumption and identify opportunities to overcome the barriers inherent in these ownership structures.

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Paper based on the presentation given at the Symposium on Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom, 5th - 6th April 2016, Manchester Metropolitan University. The presentation is available in WRaP and can be accessed via the following link:-
Series ISSN 2199-7373

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: energy efficiency, energy policy, owners, reduced carbon emissions, non-domestic buildings
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Kay Emblen-Perry
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 13:22
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:10

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