WIT Press


Perceived Factors That Influence Energy Consumption

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ESUS140201

Volume

186

Pages

11

Page Range

231 - 241

Published

2015

Size

367 kb

Author(s)

A. H. Araghi, E. Sakhaee

Abstract

Currently, energy consumption is one of the significant problems in many developed and developing countries around the world. This research investigates the perceived factors that contribute to energy consumption as viewed by employees of construction companies in four countries – USA, China, Taiwan and Iran. The primary interest is to see if there are cultural, geographical and other situational (such as price of oil) factors that affect these perceptions. Results have been obtained via surveys of each of the countries to demonstrate these differences and solutions that have emerged from the masses from each country have been identified.

Keywords

energy wastage, fossil fuel emissions, solving energy consumption, non-renewable energy sources, renewable energy sources