Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: A South African case study

dc.contributor.authorDavis, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Brett
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Alison
dc.contributor.authorDurbach, Ian
dc.contributor.authorNyatsanza, Kudakwashe
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T09:24:07Z
dc.date.available2016-02-01T09:24:07Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.updated2016-02-01T08:32:50Z
dc.description.abstractThe rebound effect is a phrase which was originally defined to refer to the extent to which energy efficiency improvements are lost due to subsequent behavioural changes. This report documents almost three years of research work that set out to quantify the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives in South Africa’s residential sector, and to explore ways of mitigating that effect using awareness and education. Society is in an era where energy commodities are characterised by constrained supply, increasing demand, and higher prices, and where the harmful social and environmental externalities resulting from the conversion of primary into useful energy can no longer be ignored. Part of the solution to the sustainable energy provision and consumption challenge has focused on the technology devices used to convert primary and secondary energy to useful energy that can be used for lighting, water heating, space heating and cooling (and a host of other end-uses). Given that all energy demand can ultimately be traced to the energy required for survival, a study of the residential sector is the natural place to begin.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationDavis, S., Cohen, B., Hughes, A., Durbach, I., & Nyatsanza, K. (2011). <i>Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: A South African case study</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16615en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationDavis, Stephen, Brett Cohen, Alison Hughes, Ian Durbach, and Kudakwashe Nyatsanza <i>Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: A South African case study.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16615en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationDavis, S., Cohen, B., Hughes, A., Durbach, I., & Nyatsanza, K. (2010). Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future A South African case study. Cape Town, South Africa: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Davis, Stephen AU - Cohen, Brett AU - Hughes, Alison AU - Durbach, Ian AU - Nyatsanza, Kudakwashe AB - The rebound effect is a phrase which was originally defined to refer to the extent to which energy efficiency improvements are lost due to subsequent behavioural changes. This report documents almost three years of research work that set out to quantify the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives in South Africa’s residential sector, and to explore ways of mitigating that effect using awareness and education. Society is in an era where energy commodities are characterised by constrained supply, increasing demand, and higher prices, and where the harmful social and environmental externalities resulting from the conversion of primary into useful energy can no longer be ignored. Part of the solution to the sustainable energy provision and consumption challenge has focused on the technology devices used to convert primary and secondary energy to useful energy that can be used for lighting, water heating, space heating and cooling (and a host of other end-uses). Given that all energy demand can ultimately be traced to the energy required for survival, a study of the residential sector is the natural place to begin. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - energy efficiency KW - South Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 T1 - Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: A South African case study TI - Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: A South African case study UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16615 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/16615
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationDavis S, Cohen B, Hughes A, Durbach I, Nyatsanza K. Measuring the rebound effect of energy efficiency initiatives for the future: A South African case study. 2011 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16615en_ZA
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dc.publisher.departmentEnergy Research Centreen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subjectenergy efficiencyen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
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