—Previous studies showed that green buildings may
influence occupants attitude and behavior. However, there was
limited understanding on how green building influences
occupants attitude and behavior. The objective of this paper
investigates are green building occupants motivation to save
energy different to conventional building occupants. The
innovativeness of this study is that it compares the motivation
factors between green and conventional buildings, as previous
studies have not compared between both building types. The
findings in this paper showed that both certified and
non-certified green buildings motivated half of the occupants to
practice energy saving behaviour.
—Energy saving behaviour, motivation, green
buildings, office buildings.
The authors are with the Civil Engineering Department, University of
Auckland, New Zealand (e-mail: sakinamokhtar@ gmail.com, s.wilkinson@
Cite:Nurul Sakina Mokhtar Azizi and Suzanne Wilkinson, "Motivation Factors in Energy Saving Behaviour between Occupants in Green and Conventional Buildings — Malaysia Case Study," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 491-497, 2015.