A review on household energy consumption behavior: how about migrated consumers?

  • Received November 9, 2018;
    Accepted December 12, 2018;
    Published December 18, 2018
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    Volume 9 2018, Issue #4, pp. 8-21
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This paper reviews the literature on energy consumption behavior for both domestic and migrated/displaced population and aims to recommend crucial policy measures for creating awareness on the energy efficiency. Consumers’ adoption to the efficient usage of energy varies depending on demographic, behavioral and situational dynamics in their households and societies. The regional or national strategies to implement efficient technologies for the consumer engagement are crucial to change their behaviors. Migrants affect the energy usage patterns in the host country due to their different usage behaviors. Any type of measures for migrated population should include available, acceptable, accessible and affordable energy efficiency applications to engage them with the domestic population.

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    • Figure 1. Demonstration of a hierarchical model on values, beliefs, attitudes and behavior
    • Figure 2. The relation between life choices and energy consumption
    • Figure 3. Factors affecting consumer behaviors
    • Figure 4. Major intervention strategies
    • Table 1. Summary of projects on surveying energy consumer behaviors
    • Table 2. Overview of the studies concerning social/economic, households and factors on the energy consumption
    • Table 3. Summary of findings from European surveys and projects on feedback intervention
    • Table 4. Summary of energy consumption behaviors studies concerning migrated/displaced people