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Article: Potable water saving in high-density housing

TitlePotable water saving in high-density housing
Authors
KeywordsGreen housing
High-density
Technology
User behavior
Water saving
Issue Date2012
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jfm/jfm.jsp
Citation
Journal of Facilities Management, 2012, v. 10 n. 3, p. 226-240 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the potential as well as the limitations of user behavioral and technical approaches in potable water savings in typical high-density urban housing estates in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach – The approach used was a review of the lessons learnt from the case study of two housing estates that had participated in the CIWEM HK Water Saving Competition 2009. The overall effectiveness of user behavioral and technical measures was reviewed by studying targeting, strategy setting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation mechanism. Findings – The behavioral approach appears to be a promising one to achieve substantial water savings and has a potential for wide application in Hong Kong; detailed cost-benefit analysis should be carried out to assess the cost-effectiveness of water-efficient technologies and devices. Research limitations/implications – The number of cases is limited, and is selected from a finite set of estates that had participated in the competition, which might limit the applicability of the findings to other regions. Originality/value – The case study provides a useful source for housing estate facilities managers to determine suitable water saving approaches and strategies for housing estates typically found in Hong Kong.
DescriptionCase study
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138867
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dc.contributor.authorLau, SSYen_US
dc.contributor.authorYang, Fen_US
dc.contributor.authorMa, AYW-
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T05:41:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T05:41:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Facilities Management, 2012, v. 10 n. 3, p. 226-240en_US
dc.identifier.issn1472-5967-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138867-
dc.descriptionCase study-
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the potential as well as the limitations of user behavioral and technical approaches in potable water savings in typical high-density urban housing estates in Hong Kong. Design/methodology/approach – The approach used was a review of the lessons learnt from the case study of two housing estates that had participated in the CIWEM HK Water Saving Competition 2009. The overall effectiveness of user behavioral and technical measures was reviewed by studying targeting, strategy setting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation mechanism. Findings – The behavioral approach appears to be a promising one to achieve substantial water savings and has a potential for wide application in Hong Kong; detailed cost-benefit analysis should be carried out to assess the cost-effectiveness of water-efficient technologies and devices. Research limitations/implications – The number of cases is limited, and is selected from a finite set of estates that had participated in the competition, which might limit the applicability of the findings to other regions. Originality/value – The case study provides a useful source for housing estate facilities managers to determine suitable water saving approaches and strategies for housing estates typically found in Hong Kong.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/jfm/jfm.jsp-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Facilities Managementen_US
dc.subjectGreen housing-
dc.subjectHigh-density-
dc.subjectTechnology-
dc.subjectUser behavior-
dc.subjectWater saving-
dc.titlePotable water saving in high-density housingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, SSY: ssylau@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLau, SSY=rp01006en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/14725961211246027-
dc.identifier.hkuros195521en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros207552-
dc.identifier.volume10-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage226-
dc.identifier.epage240-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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