Author(s): Mesi Shinta Dewi, Djoko M. Hartono, Setyo S. Moersidik, Iwan Kustiwan
Published in: International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Volume/Issue: Volume. 6 - Issue. 03 , March - 2017
Indonesia started to implement the concept of green building as an effort to achieve sustainability, but it should be underlined that in Indonesia the implementation of green building policy has not specifically targeting housing sector while in fact land cover of metropolitan cities in Indonesia were dominated by single homes. One of objectives of green building concept is to reduce carbon footprint and this research focuse on electricity usage in building operational phase. The awareness to reduce electricity consumption to lessen our carbon footprint is still relatively low. Previous studies on adopting green building concept in urban areas mainly focused on the construction phase of the residential areas, not on the operational side, which highly related to habbits of occupant running a greener household. This study shows the dominant factors that drive people to use electricity. It was conducted by interviewing 96 house owners with dwelling areas of about 50- 600 m2 on their electric consumption habits, and determining whether they were based on income, education, or awareness. Descriptive analysis and stepwise were employed to show what dominates the possible changes in electricity consumption and the correlation between the concerning factors in the consumption patterns. The models used in this study are expected to show that in order to develop a greener habit in Indonesian urban areas, we would need a socio-economic transformation.
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