How can I learn more?
- Behavior Insights and Tools: How Social Science Has Been—and Could Be—Applied to Connected Programs
- CEE Behavior Program Summary
- Keep the Change: Behavioral Persistence in Energy Efficiency Programs
- Behaving Ourselves: How Behavior Change Insights are Currently Being Applied to Energy Efficiency Programs
- Green with Envy: Neighbor Comparisons and Social Norms in Five Home Energy Report Programs (or watch a brief video presentation on the same topic)
- The CEE Library has a number of other reports and papers retrievable from a text search of the word "behavior"
CEE members are encouraged to instead view the wealth of resources available on the behavior pages of the CEE Forum.
You may find the following documents helpful in getting an overview of the topic of behavior change as it relates to energy efficiency. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Please note that we provide these resources for informational purposes only and their presence on this page does not imply endorsement by CEE.
- Behavioural Insights for Demand-Side Energy Policy and Programmes, by USERSTCP and IEA.
- Paving the Way for a Richer Mix of Residential Behavioral Programs, by Anne Dougherty, et al. (link to Calmac)
- Integrating More Behavior Change Strategies into a Portfolio, by Tricia Gonzalez et al. (prepared for NYSERDA)
- Tracking Utility Behavior-Based Energy Programs Against the Behavioral Theories and Principles that Inspired Them, by Mary Zalesny (prepared for Southern California Edison)
- Enhancing State Energy Efficiency Efforts through Information and Outreach to Consumers, by the National Governors Association
- Behavioral Assumptions in Energy Efficiency Potential Studies, by Mithra Moezzi (prepared for the CIEE Behavior and Energy Program)
- Behavioral Assumptions Underlying Energy Efficiency Programs for Business, by Michael J. Sullivan (prepared for the CIEE Behavior and Energy Program)
- Lessons Learned and Next Steps in Energy Efficiency Measurement and Attribution: Energy Savings, Net to Gross, Non-energy Benefits, and the Persistence of Energy Efficiency Behavior, by Lisa Skumatz (prepared for the CIEE Behavior and Energy Program)
- Psychology and Global Climate Change: Addressing a Multifaceted Problem and Set of Challenges (American Psychological Association)