Brad Liljequist

Brad Liljequist – Technical Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge / Seattle, WA As director of the Institute’s Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future.…

Commissioner Carla Peterman

Commissioner Carla J. Peterman was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in December 2012. Commissioner Peterman is the CPUC’s assigned Commissioner for a number of proceedings including energy efficiency, the Renewables Portfolio…

Reuben Sarkar

Reuben Sarkar – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, United States Department of Energy Reuben Sarkar is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, He oversees EERE’s Sustainable Transportation sector, which includes the Vehicle, Fuel Cell, and Bioenergy Technologies offices, all with…


MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19 10:30 – 12:00 1A – Lightning Session: Using Data to Draw New Insights Moderator: Sharyn Barata, Itron Inc. Utility Program Response Modeling: A Three-Stage Approach – Siddharth Patel, Stanford University Customer Attrition Patterns: Who Drops Out…


Please find below the list of presentations that were made available for downloading. All presentations are organized in the order of the conference agenda and grouped by session. MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 LIGHTNING SESSION: Workplace  Moderator: Edward Wisniewski, Consortium for Energy…

2013 Presentations

Please find below the list of presentations that were made available for downloading. All presentations are organized in the order of the Schedule of Events and grouped by session. Monday, November 18 Opening Plenary: What You Need to Know About…

Conference Abstracts

First Name Last Name Company: Presentation Title Abstract Text Joana Abreu Fraunhofer CSE Strategies and Motives of Engagement in a DSM Automated Cycling Experiment A small retailer in the North of Portugal launched a program to provide feedback to clients…

Why Attend BECC

The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference 2013 is the premier event focused on understanding behavior and decision-making with respect to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability. Annually, 700 participants come together to share new research, discuss innovative policy and program strategies, build networks, and find potential partners for collaboration.

The BECC Conference is convened by the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), and California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), University of California.

And Who You Can Meet!

BECC brings together a range of academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from a variety of fields engaged in energy and climate efforts in order to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral research, best practices, and methodologies. The organizers value abstracts from all relevant disciplines concerned with human behavior, society, and culture, especially work from applied anthropology, social psychology, behavioral economics, organizational behavior, political science, communications, and the cognitive sciences.

What is our Goal

No single field encompasses all facets of behavior change, so BECC brings together a wide range of top academics, practitioners and policy-makers to provide the latest and most relevant behavioral research findings, best practices and measured results.

Ultimately, we seek to answer this question: How can we most effectively encourage low-carbon behavior?

The organizers plan the agenda to cover diverse perspectives/disciplines (social sciences, behavioral economics, communications/marketing/entertainment, public health, cognitive sciences and others) and issue sectors, including residential and commercial buildings, transportation, urban design, and sustainable consumption (including food).

BECC Topic Areas

Policies and programs that have demonstrated results in changing behavior are of particular interest, as well as thoughtful discussions of transformative ideas in the areas of emerging policies, program design, and behavioral research methods.