Consumer Awareness in Energy Efficiency for Residential Houses in Peninsular Malaysia
1 Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
3 Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia
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Most energy efficiency (EE) measures implemented (or yet to be implemented) in Malaysia involve technological interventions, but it will rely on consumer behaviour including their awareness in energy consumption. This paper highlight the energy-saving awareness among consumers for residential houses which involves two main components: i) knowledge and ii) practice. The method for this study is using the questionnaires of 408 respondents from four zones in Peninsular Malaysia. Pearson Correlation analysis technique was used to examine the relationship of several variables with electricity saving awareness. The results of the analysis found that the both components, knowledge and practice have a significant relationship with consumer awareness. It shows that both components are very important to ensure the awareness of EE will be implemented by the consumer.
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