20
April
2018
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17:08
Europe/Amsterdam

When construction noise impacts electricity consumption

Visiting Professor Sumit Agarwal from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School shared about his joint study with the NUS School of Design and Environment and Singapore-ETH Centre. The research found that when the construction near a housing estate was over and there is no more noise pollution, households affected by the construction still used more electricity and were less likely to switch back to natural ventilation, compared to households that were not affected by the construction noise in the first place.