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California’s Energy Conservation Competition

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Developed by the non-profit SEI, California’s Energy Conservation Competition aimed to change behaviors around lighting, plug-loads, and mechanical systems by working with teacher…

Answering Behavioral Questions about Energy Efficiency in Buildings

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Stern, P. C., Aronson, E., Darley, J. M., Kempton, W., Hill, D. H., Hirst, E. & Wilbanks, T. J. (1987). Answering behavioral questions about energy efficiency in buildings. Energy, 12, 5, 339-353.
We identify behavioral questions that arise with 4 kinds of policy interventions for energy efficiency in buildings: information, incentives, standards, and technological research…

Energy Efficiency Means No Regrets

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Assenza, Marit P (1996). Energy efficiency means no regrets. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy , 11, 82-85.
Should we wait and see how hot it's going to get or should we act now to prevent global warming caused by greenhouse gases? Marit P. Assenza, a management consultant in Oslo, No…

Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives

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Petersen, J., Shunturov, V., Janda, K., Platt, G., & Weinberger, K. (2007). Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 8(1), 16.
Purpose: In residential buildings, personal choices influence electricity and water consumption. Prior studies indicate that information feedback can stimulate resource conservati…

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Cosmic Surfer Mar 27, 2008 15:28 pm
Hello I am in need of case study information of business that have gone green and have shown an increase in revenues and savings. Preferably information in the education, hote…

Funding for Institutions That Sign the Presidents Climate Commitment

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Dave Rini Boston Mar 24, 2008 11:01 am
Hey Everyone, I'm trying to push my employer (Boston University) into signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. I heard through the grapevine t…

Green Collar Job Training

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Katie Bush New York Feb 3, 2008 7:22 am
I am looking for successful examples of a green building retrofit training program. We are working for Sustainable South Bronx in NYC creating a plan to bring "green collar" jobs …

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Katy Bigner Fort Collins Feb 2, 2007 10:15 am
I am working on my Master's Thesis regarding the use of public-private partnerships to address climate change at the local/municipal level. I am seeking a comparison of a city tha…

Seeking Info on Green Business Rating Program

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Mark Boulet m Feb 24, 2006 18:40 pm
Here at Environmental Victoria, we are currently developing a program of engagement and support for Vietnamese owners of small to medium businesses. After a comprehensive store au…

Incentives as a Means to Motivate SMEs to do Better with Less; A Pathway to Sustainability

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Lynn Johannson Oct 19, 2005 11:46 am
Based on an extrapolation of APEC numbers, there are over 89 million small to medium-sized enterprises in this world, which represents 98 to 99% of all legally constituted employe…

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