Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research

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Dennis, M., Soderstrom, E.J., Koncinski, W.S., Cavanaugh, B. (1990). Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research. American Psychologist, 45(10), 1109.
Discusses the limitations of previous energy conservation programs in affecting the behavior of individual consumers. Suggests that the rational-economic model upon which they wer…

Consumer Response to Continuous-Display Electricity-Use Monitors in a Time-of-Use Pricing Experiment

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Sexton, R. J., Johnson, N. B., & Konakayama, A. Consumer response to continuous-display electricity-use monitors in a time-of-use pricing experiment. Vol. 14. 1987. 55-62.
Investigated whether monitoring would encourage shifting energy demand to the off-peak period, using 480 households facing time-of-use prices for electricity and 120 control house…

Using Feedback, Reinforcement and Information to Reduce Energy Consumption in Households: A Field-Experiment

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Midden, C. J., Meter, J. E., Weenig, M. H., & Zieverink, H. J. Using feedback, reinforcement and information to reduce energy consumption in households: A field-experiment. Vol. 3. 1983. 65-86.
Presents results of a research project on the effectiveness of behavior modification strategies in influencing energy use in family households. A field experiment was carried out …

Effects of Monetary Rebates, Feedback, and Information on Residential Electricity Conservation

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Winett, R. A., Kagel, J. H., Battalio, R. C. & Winkler, R. C. Effects of monetary rebates, feedback, and information on residential electricity conservation. Vol. 63. 1978. 73-80.
Assigned 129 participant households in Texas during the summer to 1 of 5 experimental conditions: A high monetary rebate condition in which Ss received conservation information, w…

Application of Social Psychological and Evaluation Research: Lessons from Energy Information Programs

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Dennis, M. L. & Soderstrom, E. J. Application of social psychological and evaluation research: Lessons from energy information programs. Vol. 11. 1988. 77-84.
Discusses applied social psychological research on the dissemination of energy-related information, focusing on evaluations in 4 types of information dissemination programs: speci…

Promoting Energy Conservation through Better Customer Feedback

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John Gear Salem July 09, 2008 04:58 PM
In my opinion, better feedback is the critical element for reducing energy consumption. We still live in a world where the dominant utility paradigm was to hide the meters in the …

Low Carbon Diet Program: Feedback Mechanisms?

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Peter And Trudy Johnson-Lenz Portland July 05, 2008 03:35 AM
What kinds of feedback mechanisms work best for a community-wide carbon reduction campaign for (1) the households involved, and (2) the community as a whole? Some of the carbon c…

Reducing Electricity and Natural Gas Consumption Using Feedback and Incentives in Voorschoten, Netherlands, ,

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Midden, C. J., Meter, J. E., Weenig, M. H., & Zieverink, H. J. (1983). Using feedback, reinforcement and information to reduce energy consumption in
The information-only group had the least reduction in energy savings in both electricity (7.6%) and natural gas (0%). All three intervention groups had substantial reduction in e…

EnerGuide for Houses

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Reduction of Residential Consumption of Electricity Through Simple Monthly Feedback

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Hayes, Steven C., Cone, John D., Reduction of residential consumption of electricity through simple monthly feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1981, 14, 81-88.
The researchers found that electricity was reduced by 4.7% when households received the feedback letter. The results of this study demonstrate the effectiveness and practicality o…

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