Energy and Water Reduction: "Green" Hotels

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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…

Energy Star: The Symbol for Energy Efficiency.

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Energy Star is a government and industry partnership that makes it easier for businesses and consumers to save money and protect the environment. In 1992, the U. S. Environmental …

Using Television Modeling to Reduce Energy Consumption in Roanoke,Virginia

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Winett, R. A., Leckliter, I. N., Chinn, D. E., Stahl, B., & Love, S. Q. (1985). Effects of television modeling on residential energy conservation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 18, 1, 33-44.
A literature review was conducted to identify behavior change tools that could be useful in reducing residential energy consumption. These behavior change tools were then incorpor…

The Use of Prompts in Reducing Electricity Consumption in University Classrooms

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Luyben, P. D. (1980). Effects of informational prompts on energy conservation in college classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 4, 611-617.
In order to reduce the occurrence of lights being left on in unused classrooms, a pilot program was initiated. Since a literature review revealed prompts to be effective in energy…

Prompts to Promote Electric Power Conservation

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Helen Venada Friday Harbor March 29, 2007 07:29 PM
Can anyone suggest some really catchy posters (prompts) to help promote energy use conservation in our offices? (e.g. electric power for computers and room lighting) Helen Ve…

Campus Energy Efficiency Campaigns - Resources Requested

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Gabriela Stocks Gainesville November 13, 2007 01:20 PM
Hello, I'm new to the list, so please forgive me if these questions have previously been asked and answered. I'm interested in the following information/resources about campu…

Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research

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Dennis, M., Soderstrom, E.J., Koncinski, W.S., Cavanaugh, B. (1990). Effective Dissemination of Energy-Related Information: Applying Social Psychology and Evaluation Research. American Psychologist, 45(10), 1109.
Discusses the limitations of previous energy conservation programs in affecting the behavior of individual consumers. Suggests that the rational-economic model upon which they wer…

Prompting Electrical Energy Conservation in Commercial Users

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Delprato, D. (1977). Prompting Electrical Energy Conservation in Commercial Users. Environment and Behavior, 9(3), 433-440.
Self prompting techniques were used to influence people to turn off lights in bathrooms. After consumers were given a method for self monitoring their behavior there was a signifi…

Public Policy and Consumer Information: Impact of the New Energy Labels

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McNeill, D. L. & Wilkie, W. L. (1979). Public policy and consumer information: Impact of the new energy labels. Journal of Consumer Research, 6, 1, 1-11.
Investigated 2 questions about the federal energy consumption labeling program for home appliances: (a) the likely impact of the labels on consumers and (b) the relative effect of…

An Experimental Analysis of Electricity Conservation Procedures

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Palmer, M. H., Lloyd, M. E. & Lloyd, K. E. (1977). An experimental analysis of electricity conservation procedures. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 10, 4, 665-671.
Recorded the daily electricity consumption of 4 suburban families for 106 days. A reversal design, consisting of various experimental conditions interspersed between repeated base…

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