Utilizing a Social-Ecological Framework to Promote Water and Energy Conservation: A Field Experiment

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Kurz, T., Donaghue, N., & Walker, I. (2005). Utilizing a social-ecological framework to promote water and energy conservation: A field experiment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35(6), 1281-1300.
The present study utilized a social-ecological framework to design an intervention to reduce residential water and energy use in a local community. An experimental design was used…

Responses to Changing Energy Conditions among Massachusetts Households

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Stern, P. C., Black, J. S. & Elworth, J. T. (1983). Responses to changing energy conditions among Massachusetts households. Energy, 8, 7, 515-523.
Survey data on 478 residential electricity consumers in Massachusetts are used to examine the effects of economic, demographic, structural, and attitudinal variables on energy-sav…

Compliance Motivations: Affirmative and Negative Bases

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May, P. (2004). Compliance motivations: Affirmative and negative bases. Law & Society Review, 38(1), 41-65. doi:10.1111/j.0023-9216.2004.03801002.x.
This research addresses affirmative and negative motivations for compliance with social and environmental regulations. Affirmative motivations emanate from good intentions and a s…

Home energy reports that are actually interesting

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Julie Cook Kitchener Apr 22, 2024 12:50 pm
Hi all,   You may have heard of Opower, an American company that provides a customer engagement platform for utilities. They were acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2016. Anyway, O…

Factors Influencing the Acceptability of Energy Policies: A Test of VBN Theory

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Steg, L., Dreijerink, L., & Abrahamse, W. (2005). Factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies: A test of VBN theory. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25(4), 415-425.
This paper examines factors influencing the acceptability of energy policies aimed to reduce the emission of CO-sub-2 by households. More specifically, it is studied to what exten…

Local Responsiveness Pressure, Subsidiary Resources, Green Management Adoption and Subsidiary's Performance: Evidence from Taiwanese Manufactures

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Peng, Y., & Lin, S. (2008). Local responsiveness pressure, subsidiary resources, green management adoption and subsidiary's performance: Evidence from Taiwanese manufactures. Journal of Business Ethics, 79(1), 199-212.
This study aims to explore if local responsiveness pressure and subsidiary resources influence green management adoption of overseas subsidiaries, and to investigate the relations…

How do Small and Medium Enterprises Go Green? A Study of Environmental Management Programs in the U.S. Wine Industry

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Cordano, M., Marshall, R., & Silverman, M. (2010). How do small and medium enterprises go green? A study of environmental management programs in the U.S. wine industry. Journal of Business Ethics, 92(3), 463-478. doi:10.1007/s10551-009-0168-z.
In industries populated by small and medium enterprises, managers’ good intentions frequently incur barriers to superior environmental performance (Tilley, Bus Strategy Environ 8:…

Consumer Voices: Adoption of Residential Energy-Efficient Practices

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Niemeyer, S. (2010). Consumer voices: Adoption of residential energy-efficient practices. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(2), 140-145. doi:10.1111/j.1470-6431.2009.00841.x.
The purpose of this research is to identify constraining variables that may impinge on adopting energy-efficient practices, materials, equipment and technology in households. The …

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 Mar 8, 2021 15:02 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…

Exploring Individual-Level Factors Related to Employee Energy-Conservation Behaviors at Work

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Scherbaum, C., Popovich, P., & Finlinson, S. (2008). Exploring individual-level factors related to employee energy-conservation behaviors at work. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38(3), 818-835.
The higher costs of energy have increased organizations' interest in searching for ways to reduce energy use. Typically, organizations have utilized structural or operational chan…

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