Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch
People across the nation are seeking new ways to save energy, reduce bills, and increase comfort in their homes. Utilities, consumer organizations, and home energy service providers are poised to answer that call, using next-generation ...
This St. Louis, Missouri, teaching center promotes green building and home performance through its guided tours and training programs while serving as a model for green and energy-efficient design. [continue reading]
There are many benefits to combining energy efficiency with energy education.The strategy is cost-effective, and it can reach many people with a low investment of time and money. It helps participants understand how energy ... [continue reading]
The amount of carbon emissions that each of us is responsible for, and the sources of those emissions, may surprise you. [continue reading]
Energy and energy savings myths get passed around surprisingly rapidly, often with little scrutiny. [continue reading]
Do consumers really understand energy labels? I did the first study to examine how consumers read, interpret, and think about energy labels in the retail environment. [continue reading]
The Southface Energy and Environmental Resource Center demonstration home opened two years ago, just before the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. [continue reading]
Do-it-yourself energy retrofitters often have to figure out whether their improvements will be cost-effective. [continue reading]
It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...
Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...