"Consciousness" in Energy Conservation Behavior: An Exploratory Study

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Heslop, L. A., Moran, L. & Cousineau, A. (1981). "Consciousness" in energy conservation behavior: An exploratory study. Journal of Consumer Research, 8, 3, 299-305.
An analysis of 6 yrs of electricity consumption in Canada, along with questionnaire data, highlights the importance of household characteristics and family size in predicting elec…

Energy Efficiency Means No Regrets

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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…

Tapping Satisfactions to Promote Energy Conservation Behavior

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Simmons, D., & Widmar, R. (1986). Tapping Satisfactions to Promote Energy Conservation Behavior. Environmental Education and Information, 5(2), 70.
Discusses a study which explored the role of non-monetary incentives in encouraging conservation related behaviors with sixth grade students. It was found that satisfactions deali…

Energy Behavior

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Stern, P., & Kirkpatrick, E. (1977, January 1). Energy Behavior. Environment.
This article discusses the current two major schools of thought about energy conservation. One is based on a system of incentives or penalties to change behavior and the other on …

Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives

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Petersen, J., Shunturov, V., Janda, K., Platt, G., & Weinberger, K. (2007). Dormitory Residents Reduce Electricity Consumption when Exposed to Real-Time Visual Feedback and Incentives. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 8(1), 16.
Purpose: In residential buildings, personal choices influence electricity and water consumption. Prior studies indicate that information feedback can stimulate resource conservati…

A Group Contingency for Electricity Conservation in Master-Metered Apartments

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Slavin, R., Wodarski, J., & Blackburn, B. (1981, September). A group contingency for electricity conservation in master-metered apartments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 14(3), 357-363.
In Study 1, residents of 166 apartment units in 3 towers held meetings and received biweekly payments of the value of electricity saved compared to predicted use. Overall, residen…

A Behavioral Analysis of Peaking in Residential Electrical-Energy Consumers

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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

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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 …

Why are Energy Policies Acceptable and Effective?

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Steg, L., Dreijerink, L., & Abrahamse, W. (2006). Why are Energy Policies Acceptable and Effective?. Environment and Behavior, 38(1), 92-111.
This article examines which policy features affect the perceived effectiveness and acceptability of pricing policies aimed to reduce CO-sub-2 emissions. A survey study was conduct…

Funding for Institutions That Sign the Presidents Climate Commitment

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