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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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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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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…

Diffusion of Energy-Conserving Innovations

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Darley, J., & Beniger, J. (1981). Diffusion of Energy-Conserving Innovations. Journal of Social Issues, 37(2), 150.
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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:
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Innovating 'Diffusion of Innovation' theory: Innovation Characteristics the Intention of Utility Companies to Adopt Energy Conservation Interventions

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Völlink, T., Meertens, R., & Midden, C. (2002). Innovating 'diffusion of innovation' theory: Innovation characteristics the intention of utility companies to adopt energy conservation interventions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 22(4), 333-344. doi:10.1006/jevp.2001.0237.
Assessed the capacity of the innovation attributes proposed in Rogers' diffusion theory (1995) to predict the intention to adopt energy conservation interventions. It also provide…

Motivating Residents to Conserve Energy Without Financial Incentives

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McMakin, A., Malone, E., & Lundgren, R. (2002). Motivating residents to conserve energy without financial incentives. Environment and Behavior, 34(6), 848-863.
Given the aim to motivate people to conserve energy in homes, we need to understand what drives people's energy use behavior and how it can be influenced. This article describes a…

1-2-3 Campaign Against Global Warming

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The 1-2-3 Global Warming Campaign was initiated in the 1st Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon in January 2001 to inform people about the dangers of global warming and spur them …

Diffusion of Energy-Conserving Innovations

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Darley, J. M., & Beniger, J. R. (1981). Diffusion of energy-conserving innovations. Journal of Social Issues, 37, 2, 150-171.
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