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Title: Building energy efficiency and the remuneration of operation and maintenance personnel
Authors: Yik, FWH
Lee, WL 
Ng, CK
Keywords: Energy
Efficiency
Improvement
Barriers
Commercial property
Remuneration
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Facilities, 2002, v. 20, no. 13/14, p. 406-413 How to cite?
Journal: Facilities 
Abstract: The lack of knowledge and motivation of the operation and maintenance (O&M) staff together with the available financial resources, are the key barriers to improving energy efficiency of buildings. A survey of O&M personnel has been conducted recently in Hong Kong to find out the energy consumption and the resource inputs to the operation and maintenance of services in commercial buildings. In turn, the current level of knowledge and skills of the O&M personnel was evaluated. Analysis of the collected data revealed that buildings with higher energy performance were associated with O&M personnel who were better paid. The income of the O&M personnel was associated with academic qualification and experience but a steady rate of rise could only be sustained by continued improvement. A feasible way to boost improvements in building energy performance would be to provide rewards that are linked to savings in energy costs.; The lack of knowledge and motivation of the operation and maintenance (O&M) staff together with the available financial resources, are the key barriers to improving energy efficiency of buildings. A survey of O&M personnel has been conducted recently in Hong Kong to find out the energy consumption and the resource inputs to the operation and maintenance of services in commercial buildings. In turn, the current level of knowledge and skills of the O&M personnel was evaluated. Analysis of the collected data revealed that buildings with higher energy performance were associated with O&M personnel who were better paid. The income of the O&M personnel was associated with academic qualification and experience but a steady rate of rise could only be sustained by continued improvement. A feasible way to boost improvements in building energy performance would be to provide rewards that are linked to savings in energy costs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55099
ISSN: 0263-2772
EISSN: 1758-7131
DOI: 10.1108/02632770210454331
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