Evaluating Incentive Programs

Pamela Koss Edmonton June 19, 2006 05:39 PM
I am currently working on developing an incentive program for energy efficient washing machines. As there is currently a lot of controversy about the effectiveness of incentive pr…

Funding for Institutions That Sign the Presidents Climate Commitment

Dave Rini Boston March 24, 2008 11:01 AM
Hey Everyone, I'm trying to push my employer (Boston University) into signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. I heard through the grapevine t…

Incentives as a Means to Motivate SMEs to do Better with Less; A Pathway to Sustainability

Lynn Johannson October 19, 2005 11:46 AM
Based on an extrapolation of APEC numbers, there are over 89 million small to medium-sized enterprises in this world, which represents 98 to 99% of all legally constituted employe…

R-2000 Home Energy and Water Efficiency Program

The goal of the R-2000 program is to increase energy efficiency in new homes and to encourage the construction of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient houses. R-2000 home…

Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

Patricia Griffin created "Green" Hotels Association in 1993. The goal of this association is to reduce the amount of energy and water consumed by the lodging industry. GHA provide…

Evaluation of a Major Financial Incentive for In-Home Energy Conservation

Anderson, C. D., Colwill, N. L. & Kent, P. (1983). Evaluation of a major financial incentive for in-home energy conservation. Journal of Economic Psychology, 4, 4, 363-376.
A mail questionnaire was utilized to provide baseline data on consumer's reactions to the Canadian Oil Substitution Program (COSP), a major financial incentive developed by the Ca…

Personal and Contextual Influences on Household Energy Adaptations

Black, J. S., Stern, P. C. & Elworth, J. T. (1985). Personal and contextual influences on household energy adaptations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 70, 1, 3-21.
Examined the interactive effects of economic, demographic, structural, and psychological variables on 4 behaviorally distinct types of reported conservation response involving ene…

Household Income, Electricity Use, and Rate-Structure Preferences

Blocker, T. J. & Koski, P. R. (1984). Household income, electricity use, and rate-structure preferences. Environment and Behavior, 16, 5, 551-572.
Explores the relationship between household income, present electricity use, and preferences for 3 proposed conservation-promoting electricity-rate structures, using data on 852 h…

Reducing Residential Electrical Energy Use: Payments, Information and Feedback

Hayes, S. C., & Cone, J. D. (1977). Reducing residential electrical energy use: Payments, information and feedback. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 3, 425-435.
Monetary payments, energy information, and daily feedback on consumption were employed to reduce electricity use in 4 units of an 80-unit university student housing complex for ma…

Review of Utility Home Energy Audit Programs

Hirst, E., Berry, L. & Soderstrom, J. (1981). Review of utility home energy audit programs. Energy, 6, 7, 621-630.
Evaluation efforts of utilities with active home energy audit programs were reviewed to provide insights into the operations and effectiveness of existing utility home energy audi…

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