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Factors influencing energy behaviours and decision-making in the non-domestic sector

A Rapid Evidence Assessment of the factors influencing energy behaviours and decision-making in the non-domestic sector

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Factors influencing energy behaviours and decision-making in the non-domestic sector

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Around 18% of the United Kingdom’s (UK) total greenhouse gas emissions come from non-domestic buildings and a further 22% from industrial processes (usually housed within non-domestic buildings). Therefore, if the UK is to meet its target to reduce emissions by 80% in 2050, significant reductions in non-domestic emissions are needed. This will require thoughtful policymaking underpinned by realistic understandings of the way organisations make decisions about energy use. DECC has commissioned this research to gain an overview of existing research evidence relating to energy efficiency behaviours in non-domestic settings.

Published 12 November 2012