Working with Neighborhood Associations to Reduce Energy - Case Studies Needed

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Lisa Dugdale Ann Arbor April 24, 2009 05:28 PM
Good Afternoon - I work with a Clean Energy nonprofit that is designing a neighborhood-based energy efficiency program. The main part of the program is working with neighborho…

Education Tools for Energy Conservation

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Danielle Blenkhorn Sydney April 05, 2009 06:06 AM
Hi All I'm looking for information to assist in developing community education programs about energy efficiency and conservation. More specifically, I am looking for education …

Looking for Examples of Audit Reports

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Xavier Van Roy Brussels March 19, 2009 08:16 AM
Does anyone has any good exemple of an ideal report of an home audit? It is to present them to new auditors in Belgium. Xavier Van Roy Bruxelles Environnement Belgium

A Group Contingency for Electricity Conservation in Master-Metered Apartments

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Slavin, R., Wodarski, J., & Blackburn, B. (1981, September). A group contingency for electricity conservation in master-metered apartments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14(3), 357-363.
In Study 1, residents of 166 apartment units in 3 towers held meetings and received biweekly payments of the value of electricity saved compared to predicted use. Overall, residen…

Joint Effect of Feedback and Goal Setting on Performance: A Field Study of Residential Energy Conservation

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Becker, L. J. (1978). Joint effect of feedback and goal setting on performance: A field study of residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 63, 4, 428-433.
The facilitating motivational effect of feedback on performance has been attributed by some to difficult goals set in response to feedback. The present experiment attributes this …

Residential Electricity Demand: An Experimental Study

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Battalio, R. C., Kagel, J. H., Winkler, R. C., & Winett, R. A. (1979). Residential electricity demand: An experimental study. Review of Economics and Statistics, 61, 180-189.

Determinants of Household Energy Efficiency and Demand

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Baxter, L., Feldman, S., Schinnar, A. & Wirtshafter, R. (1987). Determinants of household energy efficiency and demand. Energy Efficiency: Perspectives on Individual Behavior, 151-170.

Relating Attitudes to Residential Energy Use

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Becker, L. J., Seligman, C., Fazio, R. H., & Darley, J. M. (1981). Relating attitudes to residential energy use. Environment and Behavior, 13, 5, 590-609.
During the winter, 207 homeowning couples completed questionnaires about their energy-related attitudes. Results confirm those of prior studies: thermal comfort is the most import…

Personal and Contextual Influences on Household Energy Adaptations

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Black, J. S., Stern, P. C. & Elworth, J. T. (1985). Personal and contextual influences on household energy adaptations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 70, 1, 3-21.
Examined the interactive effects of economic, demographic, structural, and psychological variables on 4 behaviorally distinct types of reported conservation response involving ene…

How Influential is the Auditor? Determinants of Sales Effectiveness in Energy Conservation Programs

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Brown, M. A., Berry, L. G., White, D. L. & Trumble, D. (1988). How influential is the auditor? Determinants of sales effectiveness in energy conservation programs. Energy Systems and Policy, 12, 135-149.
This paper examines the determinants of auditor effectiveness in selling energy conservation to homeowners and reports the results of an analysis of the effectiveness of the energ…

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