I am an energy engineer from 3M that works on reducing the carbon footprint of all 3M manufacturing plants in Canada. I am working on developing a program that supports GHG reduction through behavior change. The behaviour change needs to look at key behavioral economic concepts.
I am having trouble finding case studies where the setting is in the workplace. Would anyone have any projects that have helped decrease GHG emissions through behavior change at the workplace?
Thank you in advance,
GHG Reduction through Behavior Change
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This link may provide some insight as well as the links provided by Jay. Reports are broken down into sector.
Vancouver Island University
Hi Vithu, I've developed a resource library for embedding sustainability in the culture, which includes quite a few links to behaviour change studies, grouped by the enablers of a culture of sustainability.
Thank you very much Jay!
Thanks for your help Margot and Tim
Hi Vithu, I focus on commercial buildings so I know what you mean (there are fewer workplace behavioral programs). But here are some of my favorites.
PG&E's Step Up Power Down https://stepupandpowerdown.com/
University of California-Berkeley mypower http://sustainability.berkeley.edu/mypower
Sustainable Design + Behavior
On the Tools of Change website there are many workplace behavior change case studies that have either measured or imputed impacts on GHG reductions, or that have measured impacts on energy and/or transportation related behavior changes that would lead to corresponding GHG reductions. The website is based on cbsm rather than behavioral economics but you will still find many BE approaches used under different names.
I suggest you start with:
Bonneville Power Administration Energy Smart Industrial Energy Efficiency Program: http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/698
Cool Biz, Japan http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/662
Way to Save Burlington! http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/686
Bostons Challenge for Sustainability http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/684
Burlingtons Ice Rink Energy Competition http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/672
Class 5 Energy http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/674
Better Buildings Partnership http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/51
Spare the Air http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/81
Playa Vista Ability2Change http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/702
Commute SM http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/689
Love to Ride http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/682
Everyday Kyoto http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/184
Workplace Cycle Challenge http://www.toolsofchange.com/en/case-studies/detail/654
Cullbridge Marketing, and Tools of Change