Promoting Energy Conservation in University Dormitories by Physical, Policy and Resident Behavior Changes

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McClelland, L. & Belsten, L. (1979). Promoting energy conservation in university dormitories by physical, policy and resident behavior changes. Journal of Environmental Systems, 9, 1, 29-38.
Two successive energy conservation programs were implemented in four University of Colorado dormitories. Program I included persuasive communications, information, feedback, and …

Television Feedback Used to Modify Gasoline Consumption

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Rothstein, R. N. (1980). Television feedback used to modify gasoline consumption. Behavior Therapy, 11, 5, 683-688.
Provided feedback on the amount of gasoline consumed daily to a mass audience in West Texas via a nightly news television program. The amount of gasoline consumed was reported b…

An Analysis of Public Posting in Reducing Speeding Behavior on an Urban Highway

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Van Houten, R., Nau, P. A. & Marini, Z. (1980). An analysis of public posting in reducing speeding behavior on an urban highway. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 13, 3, 383-395.
Using a reversal design, the percentage of drivers speeding on an urban highway was measured with a concealed radar unit (baseline condition). During the daily posting condition…

A Behavioral Model of Residential Energy Use

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van-Raaij, W. F., & Verhallen, T. M. (1983). A behavioral model of residential energy use. Journal of Economic Psychology, 3, 1, 39-63.
Proposes a model that relates personal, environmental (e.g., home), and behavioral factors to energy use. This model is instrumental in relating variables that determine energy us…

The Effect of Goal-Setting and Daily Electronic Feedback on In-Home Energy Use

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Van-Houwelingen, J. H. & Van-Raaij, W. F. (1989). The effect of goal-setting and daily electronic feedback on in-home energy use. Journal of Consumer Research, 16, 1, 98-105.
Compared the effects of daily electronic feedback (DEF) with monthly external feedback (MEF) and with self-monitoring (SMO) of energy use in 325 single family homes in the Netherl…

The Effects of Videotape Modeling and Daily Feedback on Residential Electricity Conservation, Home Temperature and Humidity, Perceived Comfort, and Clothing Worn: Winter and Summer

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Winett, R. A., Hatcher, J. W., Fort, T. R., Leckliter, I. N., Love, S. Q., Riley, A. W., & Fishback, J. F. (1982). The effects of videotape modeling and daily feedback on residential electricity conservation, home temperature and humidity, perceived comfort, and clothing worn: Winter and summer. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 15, 3, 381-402.
Two studies were conducted in all-electric residences in the winter ( n = 83) and summer ( n = 54) to ascertain how energy conservation strategies focusing on the thermostat cha…

Behavioral Interventions in Resource Conservation: A System Approach Based on Behavioral Economics

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Winkler, R. C., & Winett, R. A. (1982). Behavioral interventions in resource conservation: A system approach based on behavioral economics. American Psychologist, 37, 4, 421-435.
Outlines some of the advantages of an integration of psychological (social-learning) and economic conceptualizations when developing behavioral interventions in resource conservat…

Energy Savings Attributable to Switching from Master Metering to Individual Metering of Electricity

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Nelson, S. H. (1981). Energy savings attributable to switching from master metering to individual metering of electricity. Argonne National Laboratory, Energy and Environmental Systems Division.

Brief Report: Effects of Informational Feedback on Aluminum Can Recycling

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Larson, M.E., Houlihan, D, & Goernert, P.N. (1995). Brief report: Effects of informational feedback on aluminum can recycling. Behavioral Interventions, 10, 2, 111-117.
Examined the impact of informational feedback on the depositing of aluminum cans in recycling receptacles at a university. Informational signs were placed over 20 recycling recept…

The Effects of Public Commitment and Group Feedback on Curbside Recycling. Special Issue: Litter Control and Recycling

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DeLeon, I. G., & Fuqua, R. W. (1995). The effects of public commitment and group feedback on curbside recycling. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 233-250.
Examined the effects of 3 community interventions that rely on socially mediated consequences, rather than financial incentives, to promote consumer recycling. 20 households in th…
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