The Implementation of Set-Back Thermostats and Social Diffusion in Twin Rivers, New Jersey

Darley, J. M., & Beniger, J. R. (1981). Diffusion of energy-conserving innovations. Journal of Social Issues, 37, 2, 150-171.
It was anticipated that households would reduce energy consumption by 10%. However, actual energy savings with the set-back thermostats were 18-47%. Based on results obtained, t…

Promoting Programmable Thermostats

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Hello, A colleague and I are thinking about launching a program to promote/ facilitate the installation of programmable thermostats in homes in a local community. We are tryi…

Wireless Programmable Thermostats

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I am wondering if anyone knows of programmable thermostats that are wireless? More specifically, I am wondering if programmable thermostats exist where you can set one thermostat …

Integrating Psychological and Economic Perspectives on Energy Consumption: The Determinants of Thermostat Setting Behavior

Peters, J. S. (1990). Integrating psychological and economic perspectives on energy consumption: The determinants of thermostat setting behavior. Dissertation Abstracts International, 51, 4-B,

Saving Energy the Easy Way: An Analysis of Thermostat Management

Vine, E. (1987). Saving energy the easy way: An analysis of thermostat management. Energy Efficiency: Perspectives on Individual Behavior, 121-134.

Energy Conservation Techniques as Innovations, and their Diffusion

Darley, J. M. (1977-78). Energy conservation techniques as innovations, and their diffusion. Energy and Buildings, 1, 339-343.
Many effective products, procedures, and techniques for achieving energy conservation have been discovered by researchers. This paper focuses on the conditions under which these p…

Descriptive Social Norms as Underappreciated Sources of Social Control

Cialdini, R. (2007). Descriptive social norms as underappreciated sources of social control. Psychometrika, 72(2), 263-268.
Böckenholt and van der Heijden's results regarding compliance with insurance regulations--that the enforcement activities of a regulatory agency were relatively unpredictive of co…
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