Environmental Concern: The Development of a Measure

Weigel, R. & Weigel, J. (1978). Environmental concern: The development of a measure. Environment and Behavior, 10, 1, 3-15.

In a master-metered apartment complex, electricity use is metered at a single point for all tenants so that tenants do not pay energy bills based on their individual use. An experiment was conducted in a 176-unit master-metered apartment complex to examine an alternative method for making tenants liable for their own energy use. A similar complex served as a control. Results support a hypothesis of significant reduction in electricity use by the experimental complex whose tenants were paid cash awards for meeting a specified energy conservation checklist. (4 ref)

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