What are the factors that discourage companies in the Irish commercial sector from investigating energy saving options?

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dc.contributor.author Clancy, J. M.
dc.contributor.author Curtis, J.
dc.contributor.author Ó Gallachóir, Brian P.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-28T11:34:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-28T11:34:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-25
dc.identifier.citation Clancy, J. M., Curtis, J. and Ó Gallachóir, B. P. (2017) 'What are the factors that discourage companies in the Irish commercial sector from investigating energy saving options?', Energy and Buildings, 146, pp. 243-256. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.04.077 en
dc.identifier.volume 146 en
dc.identifier.startpage 243 en
dc.identifier.endpage 256 en
dc.identifier.issn 0378-7788
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4551
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.04.077
dc.description.abstract To implement an energy saving measure, companies must first decide to investigate the options available. Representative survey data shows that almost half of companies in the Irish commercial sector do not take this step. This paper explores the barriers and drivers of this. Two logit models are fit to data to estimate the influence of variables, representing company and building characteristics, on the likelihoods of a company investigating either a fabric upgrade or a behaviour change measure. Companies are more likely to investigate a fabric upgrade that: own the building they operate from, make energy related decisions locally, have more than 10 employees, have had a recent renovation, accept longer paybacks, and apply a case by case approach to budget decisions. Hotels and offices were found to have a higher likelihood of investigating fabric options. Lack of knowledge of building floor area reduced the likelihood of investigation of both fabric upgrade and behavioural options. Much of the previous research is concerned with the final adoption of measures; this analysis adds additional insights by identifying the factors that determine if a company is likely to investigate the options available. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (Grant No. 12/RC/2302) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en
dc.rights © 2017, Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Energy efficiency en
dc.subject Commercial sector en
dc.subject Barriers en
dc.subject Logit model en
dc.title What are the factors that discourage companies in the Irish commercial sector from investigating energy saving options? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Brian O Gallachoir, School Of Enginering Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: b.ogallachoir@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-04-25
dc.date.updated 2017-08-28T11:26:49Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 408865802
dc.contributor.funder Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Economic and Social Research Institute en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Energy and Buildings en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress b.ogallachoir@ucc.ie en


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