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Solarize Boosts Installations and Transforms Solar Markets Across America

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Solarize first came to life in 2009 when a Portland resident interested in installing solar power recruited neighbors to join them in “going solar” to get a volume discount. Once …
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20/20 The Way to Clean Air

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The goal of the 20/20 The Way to Clean Air program was to engage residents living in the Greater Toronto Area in taking actions at the individual and collective level to reduce ai…
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Fort Collins Efficiency Works (Neighborhoods)

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In 2016, to increase the scale and comprehensiveness of energy efficiency and renewables projects needed to meet its Climate Action Plan in the home sector, Fort Collins created t…
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Europe’s Energy Neighborhoods

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Based on a campaign run in Belgium in 2003, Europe’s Energy Neighborhoods was a program designed to allow neighborhoods to ‘bet’ with their municipalities that they could reduce e…
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Heat Loss Images, Norm Appeals Raise Impacts in Medicine Hat

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Medicine Hat, a city in western Canada with a municipally owned utility, was interested in exploring how consumers would respond to receiving information on their home’s heat loss…
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Opower’s Home Energy Report, Minnesota

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In 2009, Opower, an energy information software company, partnered with a Minnesota utility company to provide residential customers of the utility company with customized home en…
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ClimateSmart Home Service, Queensland, Australia

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In 2009, the ClimateSmart Home Service program was launched by Local Government Infrastructure Services (LGIS) in Queensland, Australia. This program aimed to reduce the electrici…
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Opting Out in Germany for Non-Renewable Energy

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The following case explores what happened when three communities in Germany elected to have citizens opt-out for non-renewable energy supplies. In each community, the default ener…

Using Social Norms to Reduce Household Energy Consumption

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Schultz P. W., Nolan J. M., Cialdini R. B., Goldstein N. J., Griskevicius Vladas (2007). The Constructive, Destructive, and Reconstructive Power of Social Norms. Psychological Science, 18(5), 429-434.
Background  In the two projects described below, information was delivered to households in order to foster norms that support reduced electricity consumption.  These projects ma…

Global Action Plan Community Lifestyles Campaign

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Gershon, D. & Gilman, R. (1991). Household ecoteam workbook: A six month program to bring your household into environmental balance. Uxbridge, Ontario:
The Global Action Plan (GAP) Community Lifestyles Campaign is targeted at households. A group of friends or neighbors get together eight times over 4 months. At each of these meet…
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