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Implementation conditions for energy saving technologies and practices in office buildings: Part 1. Lighting


  • Zografakis, Nikolaos
  • Karyotakis, Konstantinos
  • Tsagarakis, Konstantinos P.


This paper provides a review of lighting energy saving and energy efficiency policies and practices in office buildings. The results of a face to face survey of 685 managers of companies are presented, which give insights into the factors that have influenced them to invest in lighting saving technologies. The assessment of the available lighting technologies in use in office buildings, showed that the installation of lighting saving technologies was positively influenced by a number of parameters, such as high annual financial turnover, recently established companies and companies managed by older, highly educated and energy aware people. The acceptability of the adoption and use of new efficient lighting technologies and the willingness to pay for proposed new efficient office lighting technologies, following a technico-economic information session, were also investigated. The willingness of a manager to invest in lighting energy saving/efficient technology was positively influenced by a number of factors including when a company was located in old buildings, if it was companies affected by electricity shortages, and/or if it had a large floor area.

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  • Zografakis, Nikolaos & Karyotakis, Konstantinos & Tsagarakis, Konstantinos P., 2012. "Implementation conditions for energy saving technologies and practices in office buildings: Part 1. Lighting," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(6), pages 4165-4174.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:16:y:2012:i:6:p:4165-4174
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.03.005

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