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Burlington’s Ice Rink Energy Competition

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The following case study explores how the City of Burlington’s Ice Rink Energy Competition employed a low cost, easily replicable approach to significantly reduce energy consumpti…
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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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California’s Energy Conservation Competition

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Developed by the non-profit SEI, California’s Energy Conservation Competition aimed to change behaviors around lighting, plug-loads, and mechanical systems by working with teacher…
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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…

Nominations for Landmark designation of (1) transportation behavior programs and (2) behavioral building energy conservation programs – ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT before nominations close.

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa May 04, 2021 02:51 PM
Do you know of a particularly effective or innovative approach for promoting more sustainable travel or energy use behaviours? Your own program? Nominate it for Landmark designati…

Holding diverse institutions accountable for a shared commitment for sustainable action

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Faye Snodgress April 19, 2021 07:37 PM
This fall the Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light, an Indiana organization, https://hoosieripl.org/  will host a Climate Summit. Our current focus is on reducing energy usage and i…

Looking for Model (1) Travel Behavior Programs and (2) Behavioral Building Energy Conservation Programs

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa March 08, 2021 03:04 PM
Do you know of a particularly effective or innovative approach for changing travel or energy use behaviours? Your own program? Nominate it for Landmark designation. Designation as…

Two New Landmark Building Energy Behavior Case Studies – “Heat Loss Images, Norm Appeals Raise Impacts in Medicine Hat” and “California’s Energy Conservation Competition”

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa March 08, 2021 03:02 PM
Tools of Change has published two new open-access, full-length, Landmark building energy behavior change case studies. Our Landmark case studies are peer-selected to recognize beh…

COVID-19: A Game Changer for Renewable Energy

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Julie Cook Kitchener September 24, 2020 01:04 AM
Hi everyone, I've come across this article by the World Economic Forum, which explains how fossil fuels have been hard hit by the pandemic at the same time as there have been sub…

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