A Behavioral Model of Residential Energy Use

van-Raaij, W. F., & Verhallen, T. M. (1983). A behavioral model of residential energy use. Journal of Economic Psychology, 3, 1, 39-63.

Proposes a model that relates personal, environmental (e.g., home), and behavioral factors to energy use. This model is instrumental in relating variables that determine energy use in the home. The following determinants of household energy use are discussed: sociodemographic factors, family life-style, energy prices, energy-related behavior, cost-benefit trade-offs, effectiveness and responsibility, feedback, information, and home characteristics. Several options for energy-saving campaigns and related research are discussed. (50 ref)

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