21 Nov '12, 2pm

A building and its operations are only as sustainable as those who use them

Relative to reducing energy consumption, we could define behavioral change as: A purposeful modification of an individual’s or group’s previous mode of operation/action. When it comes to reducing consumption related to energy, transportation and water, what is the impact of the individual person in the outcome? Is there enough information to support the concept of behavioral change as a quantifiable—and therefore measurable—component of available energy efficiency strategies? Research has produced many studies which have analyzed what factors influence behavioral change in people. Among these studies is Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Behavioral Change: An Assessment of Past Research On Energy Use, Transportation and Water Consumption by Ezra M. Markowitz and Bob Doppelt of the Climate Leadership Initiative. I cite this particular study not as the be-all and end-...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94753-behavioral-change

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