Energy-Related Attitudes of Navy Family Housing Residents.
Rept. no. 2, Mar-May 79,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The purpose of the study was to assess the energy-related attitudes, opinions, and practices of Navy family housing residents. Residents of five family housing installations located throughout the United States were surveyed. Emphasis was directed toward the evaluation of energy-related attitudes, housing problems, variables affecting conservation, and energy consumption practices. Residents attitudes were generally of a proconservation nature, although substantial discrepencies were evident. Residents saw conservation information as most promotive of conservation and the lack of information about energy costs and consumption and the structural soundness of the housing, as the greatest hindrances to conservation. Most residents reported they performed both one-time and recurring conservation-oriented practices. However, considerable room remains for increasing performance rates of both kinds of practices. Recommendations included implementing an educational program aimed at forming proconservation attitudes and conveying information about energy-efficient practices, utility consumption, and costs. Structural maintenance and modifications should be integrated with educational efforts. Author
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Civil Engineering