A Study into Residential Energy Use in Adelaide Metropolitan: Determinants and Effects on Household’s Consumption


Energy consumption in residential buildings is a significant contributor to world energy use and related greenhouse gas emissions, since residential sector absorbs about one-fifth of global energy demand stems for heating, cooling, lighting and running appliances in dwellings. This paper analytically examines the effects of various determinants on household energy consumption. Household characteristics, dwelling type and energy related behaviour are discussed as important drivers of household energy consumption. Data were collected from a household survey of 300 in 19 different suburbs in Adelaide city. Sample areas are covered different types of development, dwelling type and demographic characteristics of residents. The results confirm the importance of these factors on residential consumption and it is expected that this study will lead to develop new guidelines to modify environmental policies and help cities become more sustainable.

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Ghazal Jaberi, University of South Australia, Australia
Alpana Sivam, University of South Australia, Australia
Sadasivam Karuppannan, University of South Australia, Australia

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Conference: ACSEE2016
Stream: Energy: Environmental Degradation

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