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Reducing Electricity Use in Campus Residence Halls
April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Our quasi-experimental design exposed first-year students in four matched residence halls to three different interventions designed to encourage energy conservation, specifically electricity conservation.We employed active and passive programming and a combined approach. Multivariate analyses revealed significantly lower electricity consumption in all residence halls wherein interventions were introduced. While the results were consistent across years, our analyses suggest important differences in the relative efficacy of the interventions.
Allison Wisecup, Associate Professor, Radford University
Dr. Wisecup is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Radford University. Her research interests include research methods, social psychology, and applied sociology. Her recent research includes exploring pathways for reducing electricity use in campus dormitories, student perceptions of campus health services, and the correlates and definitions of safety among college students.