Can Efficient Devices Erode Efficient Behaviors?

Doug Bennett Las Vegas July 08, 2009 11:05 AM
I have heard of studies that show that when people are given more efficient products, they may use that as a rationale to weaken or abandon efficient behaviors. For example, they…

Energy Efficiency Programs Designed for Remote Communities?

Gareth Clarke July 14, 2009 01:18 PM
I'm currently developing energy efficiency programs for small, remote communities (25-400 households). As the electric utility, the cost of serving these customers is high and the…

Behavioural Responses to Climate Change: Asymmetry of Intentions and Impacts

Whitmarsh, L. (2009, March). Behavioural responses to climate change: Asymmetry of intentions and impacts. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(1), 13-23.
In seeking to determine whether climate change mitigation strategies are effective, researchers and policy-makers typically use energy consumption as an indicator. UK government d…

Costs of Launching Social Marketing Campaign

Diana Coba Boise September 17, 2009 12:57 PM
Hi, I would like to do a pilot launch of a social marketing campaign based around reducing electricity usage. In order to get such a project approved, I need to have associate…

Acculturation and Ecological Worldview among Latino Americans

Schultz, P., Unipan, J., & Gamba, R. (2000, December 1). Acculturation and Ecological Worldview among Latino Americans. Journal of Environmental Education, 31(2), 22-27.
Examines environmental attitudes among foreign-born Latin Americans and differences in these attitudes associated with acculturation.

Using Social Norms to Reduce Household Energy Consumption

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.

Low Cost/No Cost Household Energy Saving Actions

Jan Aceti Brookline October 25, 2009 04:06 PM
Hello, We are looking to purchase copies of the following product: A booklet, no more than 15 pages, that lists low cost and no cost energy saving actions that people can take…

Using Social Norms to Reduce Household Energy Consumption

Jan Aceti Brookline November 28, 2009 07:33 PM
As one of the individuals with responsibility for preparing cases for the case study section of the Fostering Sustainable Behavior website, I am delighted to inform you that a new…

Energy Efficient Homes

Sarah Griffith Boston January 19, 2010 10:39 AM
How to motivate communities (homeowners and renters) to make their dwellings energy efficient. Sarah Griffith Communications Director Consortium for Energy Efficiency Uni…

Revenue Neutral/Generate Revenue GHG Actions

Peter Nix Duncan February 16, 2010 05:48 PM
I am looking for concrete examples of how municipal budgets can be enhanced as a result of green policies (e.g., reducing carbon emissions). Peter Nix Canada

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