A systematic review on the success factors of the energy efficiency rating systems

Wong, P, Abdul Aziz, M, Chung, J, Wong, W and Lau, L 2015, 'A systematic review on the success factors of the energy efficiency rating systems', in Proceedings of the 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors annual conference (COBRA 2015), Sydney, Australia, 8-10 July 2015, pp. 1-8.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A systematic review on the success factors of the energy efficiency rating systems
Author(s) Wong, P
Abdul Aziz, M
Chung, J
Wong, W
Lau, L
Year 2015
Conference name RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 8-10 July 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors annual conference (COBRA 2015)
Publisher Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract Energy efficiency has long been an area with joint efforts from the government and the construction industry to reduce carbon emissions from the operating phase of the buildings. While numbers of energy efficiency rating systems (EERs) were developed and have been advocated in various countries, their effectiveness in fostering carbon reduction was questioned. This study aims to identify the success factors of the EERSs being used in different countries. A systematic review approach is adopted. Five dimensions that contribute to the success of the EERS are identified and presented in a conceptual model: [1] System design, [2] Cost, [3] Policies and Incentives, [4] Marketability and [5] End users' behaviour. It is found that some EERSs are too localised to be adaptable in other countries. Cost remains a hindrance that impedes the developers to obtain higher ratings for their buildings. Existing policies and reward schemes may have successfully driven the use of EERSs but hardly direct professionals to work out better plans for the end users. While developers encapsulate EERSs as a marketing strategy, buyers may not be knowledgeable about how to utilize and maintain the buildings. Directions of future research for enhancing the EERs are then suggested.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) energy efficiency rating systems
conceptual model
future directions
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