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Title: Energy efficiency and appliance’s characteristics considered prior to purchase: differences and similarities between Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Spain and Italy
Authors: Gaspar, R.
Antunes, D.
Keywords: Energy efficiency
Electrical appliances choice
Country comparison
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: This paper reports country differences in the consumer’s most considered characteristics when choosing electrical appliances, including the energy efficiency aspect. A survey was performed to store customers from 7 countries: Ireland; Germany; Portugal; Greece; Poland; Spain; Italy. Results showed consistency between countries in the top three characteristics considered: cost; quality; a balance between price and quality. Differences were found for environmental attitudes and behaviours, purchase motives, and store employees evaluation. The results can support national and store level energy efficiency interventions and policies. Specifically, they can provide input for store employee’s training, in promoting customers purchase of energy efficient appliances.
Peer reviewed: yes
DOI: 10.1080/15435075.2014.962033
ISSN: 1543-5075
Accession number: WOS:000380149200003
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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