Cool to Warm Up? Understanding Student Energy Behaviour In Indonesian University Buildings.

John Halloran, S. Yazid, Daniel Goldsmith, Ross Wilkins, Elena Gaura

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Abstract

We report on a study at Universitas Indonesia’s Computing Department, where there is interest in students’ contributions to energy reduction, particularly related to use of air conditioning (AC). We ran a survey with 190 students, complemented by environmental monitoring together with observational work, to understand energy attitudes and behaviour in order to draw implications on potential behaviour change interventions. While students showed much interest in ecological issues there was much lower awareness of impacts of the use of appliances, and no observed energy-saving action by students. Thus, while attitudes supporting behaviour change appear to be in place, this is not yet translating into action. Drawing on Social Practice Theory (SPT, Shove et al, 2012), we propose that this is to do with absence of salience (energy use is not the key focus of student activity), together with absence of licence (students appear not to feel they are permitted). We draw implications for future behaviour change work amongst the Indonesian student body centring on energy-saving AC use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 TAU Conferencerence
Subtitle of host publicationMitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in the Tropics
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 TAU Conference: Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in the Tropics - School of Architecture, Tanri Abeng University, Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 30 Mar 201531 Mar 2015

Conference

Conference2015 TAU Conference
CountryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period30/03/1531/03/15

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Keywords

  • behaviour change
  • energy use
  • students
  • survey
  • social practice theory

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Halloran, J., Yazid, S., Goldsmith, D., Wilkins, R., & Gaura, E. (2015). Cool to Warm Up? Understanding Student Energy Behaviour In Indonesian University Buildings. In Proceedings of 2015 TAU Conferencerence : Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in the Tropics

Cool to Warm Up? Understanding Student Energy Behaviour In Indonesian University Buildings. / Halloran, John; Yazid, S.; Goldsmith, Daniel; Wilkins, Ross; Gaura, Elena.

Proceedings of 2015 TAU Conferencerence : Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in the Tropics. 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Halloran, J, Yazid, S, Goldsmith, D, Wilkins, R & Gaura, E 2015, Cool to Warm Up? Understanding Student Energy Behaviour In Indonesian University Buildings. in Proceedings of 2015 TAU Conferencerence : Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in the Tropics. 2015 TAU Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia, 30/03/15.
Halloran J, Yazid S, Goldsmith D, Wilkins R, Gaura E. Cool to Warm Up? Understanding Student Energy Behaviour In Indonesian University Buildings. In Proceedings of 2015 TAU Conferencerence : Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in the Tropics. 2015
Halloran, John ; Yazid, S. ; Goldsmith, Daniel ; Wilkins, Ross ; Gaura, Elena. / Cool to Warm Up? Understanding Student Energy Behaviour In Indonesian University Buildings. Proceedings of 2015 TAU Conferencerence : Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in the Tropics. 2015.
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