Actual condition of the cooling behavior of the residents of detached houses and the usage of air-conditioner in Kyoto from a viewpoint of pro-environmental behavior

[Speaker] Matsubara, Naoki:1
[Co-author] Otsuka, Hiroki:1, Sawashima, Tomoaki:2, Gassho, Akira:3
1:Kyoto Prefectural University (Japan), 2:Saga University (Japan), 3:Gifu University (Japan)

It is important to lessen the energy consumption used in houses which increases rapidly in Japan as a measure to global warming. We showed the actual condition of the rate of the person acting cooling behaviors and the relationship with the usage of air-conditioners (Matsubara and Sawashima 1993). The purpose of this study is to discuss the relationship between actual condition of cooling behaviors of the residents, attitude, energy consumption. Questionnaire survey was conducted in Kyoto city in 2015. Although the watering and the "yusuzumi" decrease constantly, the usage of bamboo blind does not decrease. Respondents were classified into the three groups (NATURAL, URBAN a, URBAN b) by applying the cluster analysis. Results of ANOVA showed that people in "URBAN a" and "NATURAL" conduct cooling behaviors more active than "URBAN b". People in "URBAN a" use air-conditioner longer than "NATURAL" and "URBAN b".
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