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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17503

Title: Encouraging Energy Conservation Through Information Display: A New Approach
Authors: Flemming, Scott A. C.
Advisor: Jamieson, Gregory Allan
Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Keywords: behaviour
behavior
feedback
conservation
information
display
energy
consumption
systematic
human
factors
engineering
Issue Date: 7-Aug-2009
Abstract: Much study is required on how human behaviour affects resource consumption. Not only are Human Factors Engineers well equipped to study how to shape human behaviour, but contributors to conservation literature have asked for their involvement in the domain of energy conservation. This study took a novel, systematic, human-factors approach to providing feedback on energy consumption by testing the effects of providing three levels of feedback on conservation performance. The results showed that providing physical, functional, and task-based information aided performance more than physical information alone, but no more than providing physical and functional information together. More research is required to determine if physical and task information alone could achieve the same result, if study results would differ when two opposing task goals were given, and if the varying levels of feedback have a greater effect on novices.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17503
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