Energy Behaviour of SMEs in New Zealand
This project is part of the wider Energy Cultures 2 MBIE funded research programme examining energy in households, transport, and business. The research aim of this project was to examine the highest impact opportunities for energy savings in SMEs in New Zealand. In order to do this a survey was completed to give some insight into current energy practices, material culture, and norms and attitudes. Therefore, the results are focused on the organisational level – to understand at the business level what energy means to businesses, how enterprises use energy, and what actions they are taking to reduce energy consumption. While only a small number of responses were generated from the many attempts to gain participants, the data was rich enough to provide some insights into energy and SMEs.
Publisher: Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago
Keywords: SME; Energy use; Energy efficiency; Barriers to change; New Zealand; Energy behaviour
Research Type: Other
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