Innovations in home energy use
A sourcebook for behavior change
Southwell, B., Doran, E. M. B., & Richman, L. S. (Eds.) (2016). Innovations in home energy use: A sourcebook for behavior change. (RTI Press Publication No. BK-0015-1512). Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press. DOI: 10.3768/rtipress.2015.bk.0015.1512
As a collection of essays that explore innovations to encourage reduction in homeowner energy use, this volume reflects a confluence of ideas and initiatives rather than a narrow look at what a single, particular line of academic literature suggests might be possible to shape homeowner behavior. Not only do the contributors represent a wide array of institutions and backgrounds, but the very intellectual infrastructure that encouraged and allowed the summit that inspired this book itself represents a conscious effort to facilitate multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration for the purpose of addressing salient societal concerns. With this volume, we hope to provide a source of ideas for behavior change that will appeal to a range of people charged with curbing residential energy use through communication-based intervention.