Improving Energy Conservation With Effective Home Audit Programs in California Using Communication and Commitment

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Since the home audit program is expensive to complete (US$ 115), PG&E hoped to make the visits as influential as possible. Through the use of communication and commitment, audito…

The Effect of Mild and Strong Public Commitments on Energy Conservation in Jackson, Michigan

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Shippee, G. E., & Gregory, W. L. (1982). Public commitment and energy conservation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 10, 1, 81-93.
It was anticipated that the strong commitment group would consume less energy than the other group. However, this was not the case. The mild commitment group used 30% less natur…

R-2000 Home Energy and Water Efficiency Program

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Since the program began in 1982, more than 8,000 R-2000 houses have been built and certified. Consequently, manufactures have developed many unique building products, such as heat…

Motivating Businesses to Reduce Waste and Recycle

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Overall member assessment of Green Works benefits Members were asked to rate a list of Green Works benefits on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being very low benefit, and 5 being ver…

Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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At most hotels participation with the towel and sheet cards has been 70 to 90%. This high level of participation translates into a 5% savings on utilities alone at most hotels. …

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