Accession Number:

ADA109022

Title:

Energy Conservation in Navy Family Housing: A 'Master-Metered' Approach

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul-Oct 79

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1981-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to develop, implement, and evaluate an intensive behavioral approach for inducing energy conservation in master-metered Navy family housing. A 200-unit housing complex was divided into equal-sized groups and treatment was randomly assigned to one group. Participants received energy-related materials and feedback regarding group energy consumption. An energy coordinator made household visits to participating residences. The participating group significantly reduced their electricity consumption to a level 4 percent below that of the control group. Energy-related attitudes, as measured by a questionnaire, were not found to be significant predictors of consumption. Consumption feedback and personal contact are seen as important supplements to traditional educational approaches to inducing behavioral change. author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE