A Behavioral Analysis of Peaking in Residential Electrical-Energy Consumers

Kohlenberg, R., Phillips, T., & Proctor, W. (1976). A behavioral analysis of peaking in residential electrical-energy consumers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 9(1), 13-18.
Investigated the peaking phenomenon, the tendency for electrical energy users to consume at high rates for brief periods during the day, by analyzing the electrical energy consumi…

A Review of Intervention Studies Aimed at Household Energy Conservation

Abrahamse, W., Steg, L., Vlek, C., & Rothengatter, T. (2005). A review of intervention studies aimed at household energy conservation. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(3), 273-291.
This article reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions aiming to encourage households to reduce energy consumption. Thirty-eight studies performed within the field …

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

Midden, C. J., Meter, J. E., Weenig, M. H., & Zieverink, H. J. (1983). Using feedback, reinforcement and information to reduce energy consumption in
After conducting a literature review, a pilot program was designed to reduce energy consumption in apartment complexes. Ninety-one households were divided into 4 conditions. All g…


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I am working on my Master's Thesis regarding the use of public-private partnerships to address climate change at the local/municipal level. I am seeking a comparison of a city tha…

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…

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.

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…

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

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…

Promoting Energy Conservation in Master-Metered Apartments through Group Financial Incentives

McClelland, L., & Cook, S. W. (1980). Promoting energy conservation in master-metered apartments through group financial incentives. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 10, 1, 20-31.
Describes an energy conservation program conducted among 4 groups of apartments (44-70 units/group) in a university-affiliated family housing complex. The winning group in each of…

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

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 …

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