The Value of Incentives in Stimulating Energy Conservation

Hutton, R. B., & McNeill, D. L. (1981). The value of incentives in stimulating energy conservation. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 291-298.
In the fall of 1979, the US Department of Energy implemented the Low Cost/No Cost Energy Conservation Program in 6 New England states. Results of a telephone survey of 1,811 house…

The Role of Financial Incentives in Utility-Sponsored Residential Conservation Programs: A Review of Customer Surveys

Berry, L. (1984). The role of financial incentives in utility-sponsored residential conservation programs: A review of customer surveys.. Evaluation and Program Planning, 7, 2, 131-141.
Reviews the impact of financial incentive loans offered by utility programs to residential customers to invest in energy-efficient equipment. Prospective and retrospective surveys…

Energy Savings Attributable to Switching from Master Metering to Individual Metering of Electricity

Nelson, S. H. (1981). Energy savings attributable to switching from master metering to individual metering of electricity. Argonne National Laboratory, Energy and Environmental Systems Division.

Energy Efficiency Means No Regrets

Assenza, Marit P (1996). Energy efficiency means no regrets. Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy , 11, 82-85.
Should we wait and see how hot it's going to get or should we act now to prevent global warming caused by greenhouse gases? Marit P. Assenza, a management consultant in Oslo, No…

Behavioral Interventions in Resource Conservation: A System Approach Based on Behavioral Economics

Winkler, R. C., & Winett, R. A. (1982). Behavioral interventions in resource conservation: A system approach based on behavioral economics. American Psychologist, 37, 4, 421-435.
Outlines some of the advantages of an integration of psychological (social-learning) and economic conceptualizations when developing behavioral interventions in resource conservat…

Energy Demand Behavior in a Master-Metered Apartment Complex: An Experimental Analysis

Walker, J. M. (1979). Energy demand behavior in a master-metered apartment complex: An experimental analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 64, 2, 190-196.
In a master-metered apartment complex, electricity use is metered at a single point for all tenants so that tenants do not pay energy bills based on their individual use. An exper…

Environmental Concern: The Development of a Measure

Weigel, R. & Weigel, J. (1978). Environmental concern: The development of a measure. Environment and Behavior, 10, 1, 3-15.
In a master-metered apartment complex, electricity use is metered at a single point for all tenants so that tenants do not pay energy bills based on their individual use. An exper…

A Behavioral Model of Residential Energy Use

van-Raaij, W. F., & Verhallen, T. M. (1983). A behavioral model of residential energy use. Journal of Economic Psychology, 3, 1, 39-63.
Proposes a model that relates personal, environmental (e.g., home), and behavioral factors to energy use. This model is instrumental in relating variables that determine energy us…

The Effectiveness of Incentives for Residential Energy Conservation

Stern, P. C., Aronson, E., Darley, J. M., Hill, D. H., Hirst, E., Kempton, W. & Wilbanks, T. J. (1985). The effectiveness of incentives for residential energy conservation. Evaluation Review, 10, 2, 147-176.
Studies evaluating incentive programs for residential energy efficiency are examined to assess the roles of the size and type of incentive and of nonfinancial aspects of the progr…

Answering Behavioral Questions about Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Stern, P. C., Aronson, E., Darley, J. M., Kempton, W., Hill, D. H., Hirst, E. & Wilbanks, T. J. (1987). Answering behavioral questions about energy efficiency in buildings. Energy, 12, 5, 339-353.
We identify behavioral questions that arise with 4 kinds of policy interventions for energy efficiency in buildings: information, incentives, standards, and technological research…

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