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 …

Putting Text in Context: The Conflict Between Pro-Ecological Messages and Anti-Ecological Descriptive Norms

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Oceja, L., & Berenguer, J. (2009). Putting text in context: The conflict between pro-ecological messages and anti-ecological descriptive norms. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 12(2), 657-666.
In the present work we test whether the effectiveness of ecological messages may be canceled out when they conflict with the descriptive norm that is salient in the situation. In …

Water or Energy Community Engagement Program Examples.

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Cara Horner Melbourne September 09, 2019 06:58 AM
Looking for any great examples of best practise water or energy community engagement programs which have been evaluated and shown to work. We have some aspirational community redu…

The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use.

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Bailey, J. O., Bailenson, J. N., Flora, J., Armel, K. C., Voelker, D., & Reeves, B. (2015). The impact of vivid messages on reducing energy consumption related to hot water use. Environment and Behavior, 47(5), 570-592.
Research suggests that vivid and personalized interventions influence proenvironmental attitudes and behaviors. Through the use of immersive virtual environment technology, people…

Manual dishwashing habits: An empirical analysis of UK consumers.

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Berkholz, P., Stamminger, R., Wnuk, G., Owens, J., & Bernarde, S. (2010). Manual dishwashing habits: An empirical analysis of UK consumers. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 34(2), 235-242.
This study presents an overview of the washing up behaviour of consumers in the UK. Peoples’ individual attitudes were observed as were the amount of water and energy used, the ti…

The environmental cost of misinformation: Why the recommendation to use elevated temperatures for handwashing is problematic.

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Carrico, A. R., Spoden, M., Wallston, K. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (2013). The environmental cost of misinformation: Why the recommendation to use elevated temperatures for handwashing is problematic. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37(4), 433-441.
Multiple government and health organizations recommend the use of warm or hot water in publications designed to educate the public on best practices for washing one’s hands. This …

RE100 Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Program Earns Landmark Designation

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa April 30, 2020 02:07 PM
RE100 is a global collaborative initiative that is accelerating a shift in corporate energy purchasing to reduce global carbon emissions and buy energy from renewable sources. Mem…

Europe’s Energy Neighborhoods Program Earns Landmark Designation

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa April 30, 2020 02:08 PM
Europe’s Energy Neighbourhoods program engaged neighbourhoods to ‘bet’ with their municipalities that they could reduce energy use by at least 9% over a four-month time period, wi…

Call for Nominations 2020: (1) Travel Behavior Programs and (2) Behavioral Building Energy Conservation Programs

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Jay Kassirer Ottawa April 30, 2020 02:09 PM
Do you know of a particularly effective or innovative approach for changing travel or energy use behaviours? Yours? Nominate it for Landmark designation. Designation as a “Landmar…

COVID-19: A Game Changer for Renewable Energy

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Julie Cook Kitchener September 24, 2020 01:04 AM
Hi everyone, I've come across this article by the World Economic Forum, which explains how fossil fuels have been hard hit by the pandemic at the same time as there have been sub…
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