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The needs for raising energy awareness and improving energy use behaviour in Malaysian Public Universities

Choong, Weng Wai and Mohammed, Abdul Hakim and Low, Sheau Ting (2009) The needs for raising energy awareness and improving energy use behaviour in Malaysian Public Universities. Malaysian Journal of Real Estate , 4 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1823-8505

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Abstract

This paper highlights the rationales for raising students’ energy awareness and improving energy-usebehaviour in Malaysian public universities. We conducted a study which involved a questionnaire surveycovering one hundred and fifty students from three local public universities. Besides, an interview was alsoconducted among energy managers from two of the universities. The survey indicated that the respondentshave a low level of energy awareness and they were engaged in inappropriate energy-use habit. These werecorroborated based on the comments made by energy managers that Malaysian public universities need aguideline for raising energy awareness and improving energy-use behaviour. At the moment, there was noenergy-use procedure or strategy to refer to. This paper proposes the need for developing a conceptualmodel of energy awareness development process (CMEADP) for Malaysian universities.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:facilities management, energy management, awareness development, energy-usebehaviour, sustainable development, education
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation and Real Estate
ID Code:21942
Deposited By: Ramli Haron
Deposited On:02 Feb 2012 08:51
Last Modified:03 Dec 2013 08:07

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