The Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference is the fifth annual conference focused on understanding the nature of individual and organizational behavior and decision making, and using that knowledge to accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low carbon economy. It will build on the overwhelming success of previous BECC conferences, at which more than 650 participants discussed successful policy and program strategies, shared important research findings, and built dynamic new networks and collaborations.
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP – Fostering Sustainable Behavior
Presented by Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Founder of Community Based Social Marketing
Conference Registration & Speaker Check-in
BECC KICK-OFF PLUS DESSERT & NETWORKING EVENT
Moderators: Sharyn Barata, Itron & Matthew Willcox, Draftfcb
"Games for the Win" - Participate in a total-immersion learning event to experience and understand the keys to gamification and the radical effects that game structures can have on human behavior as it applies to the BECC field.
This event promises fun, insight and connections to jumpstart this year's conference. Kathy Kuntz of Cool Choices Network will wrap up our "Game Change" session with takeaway lessons and applications.
Katherine Richardson, Professor in Biological Oceanography and
Vice Dean for Public Outreach, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen,
Chair, 2009 International Scientific Congress on Climate Change, Copenhagen
Concurrent Sessions 4:
UNCOVERING THE KEYS TO ACTION: USING VISIBILITY TO BOOST SUSTAINABLE BEHAVIOR
Moderator: Sara Van de Grift, Opinion Dynamics Corporation
Come see some short, entertaining videos & ads, discuss their pros/cons, and talk about better solutions to motivate behavior change. Guaranteed laughs and education. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres can't hurt, either and start promptly at 5:15-Films start at 5:30 and ends around 6:30.
Join us at a special post-conference event hosted by BECC and the NSF. We'll learn about research funding opportunities at NSF and discuss the future of behavioral science research. Presenters include NSF Deputy Division Director Amber Story and Program Officer David McGinnis, as well as current NSF grant recipients.
Relevant NSF programs include the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) program, Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) and the Science, Engineering and Education Science (SEES) program. Find out how you and your organization can benefit from NSF-funded research programs and help guide the future of behavioral science research.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, NOON – 1:30 PM
Avoiding Double-Counting: A Methodology for Calculating Energy Savings from Behavioral Programs - Brian Arthur Smith, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Residential Energy Feedback: A Meta-Analysis and Methodological Review - Anita Au, University of California Irvine
Perceptions of Mitigation Behaviors: Is Food Choice Overlooked? - Seth Baum, Pennsylvania State University
Use of Live In-School Theater to Teach Energy Concepts to Children - Ryan Bliss, Research Into Action, Inc.
Climate Adaptation and Mitigation E-Learning (CAMEL) - An Online Resource and Community for Climate Change Education- David Blockstein, National Council for Science and the Environment
Lights Off. Game On. The Kukui Cup. - Robert Brewer, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Getting Funding to Implement Energy Efficiency Projects -- What Behaviors Matter? - Patrick Crittenden, Macquarie University Sydney
Commercial Retrofit Programs Which Businesses Participate? - Mick Dalrymple, ASU Global Institute of Sustainability
Transportation Tax Policy Acceptability, Development Perceptions and Perceived Effectiveness: County of Los Angeles, CA and City of Atlanta, GA - Nora Davis, University of California Irvine
Breaking Out of Voicemail Limbo - How to Make Customers Call You Back - Nicole DelSasso, CNT Energy
Using Social Technologies to Increase Sharing and Communication around Household Energy Consumption in Low-Income Communities - Mailyn Fidler, Stanford University
Maine's Power: Collaborative Energy Reduction in Regional Australia - Anne Maree Dowd, CSIRO
Managing Peak Demand Through Remote Cycling Residential Air Conditioners - Anne Maree Dowd, CSIRO
Benefits of Data Based Decision Making in Targeting Commercial Efficiency Opportunities - Patsy Dugger, Ecova Consulting
Sustainable Fleet Management in the USFS - Jacqueline Emanuel, USDA Forest Service
Effects of Energy Data Feedback Resolution on Energy Consumption Behavior in a Communal Residence Setting - Tawanna Dillahunt, Carnegie Mellon University
Participatory Climate Change Research: Teens Teaching Teens About Climate Change Behaviors - June Flora, H-Star
Energy Efficiency Program Marketing, Social Media and Behavior Based Programs Lead - Summer Goodwin, BPA
Early Adopters of Smart Grid Technologies: New Technology or Tool for Green Decisions? - Christina Hoicka, University of Waterloo
"Energy Wise" in Rural Alaska - Ellen Kazary, RurAL CAP
This Isn't Your Father's Utility Anymore Organizational Changes Ahead - Ellen Krohne, Navigant
The Power of Edutainment: Alliance for Climate Education's Assembly Presentation Impact on Student Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior - Matthew Lappe, Alliance for Climate Education
Residential PV Adoption: The Significance of Social Networks - Adam Leising, Stanford University
Influencing the Adoption of ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance - Nick Leritz, Ecos Consulting
Future Vehicle Preferences in Maryland: Lessons from a SP Survey - Michael Maness, University of Maryland
Impacts of Climate Change Beliefs on Primary Votes for Political Parties at the 2010 Australian Federal Election. - Rod McCrea, CSIRO
Do I Know You? Community Formation and the Creation of EcoDistricts - Christine Mondor, evolve environment:architecture
Dancing in the Wind: Do You Do the Weltanschauung? How Consumer Decisions Toward Energy Options May Depend on Worldview - Caroline Noblet, University of Maine
Real Games: A New Approach to Solving Old Problems - Raj Shukla, Cool Choices
Resident Acceptance of Energy Monitoring Devices in a Green Building - Troy Simpson, CRED, Columbia University
Explaining Change in Pro-Environmental Behavior Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and Norm Activation Model - Nicole Sintov, University of Southern California
Complete Evaluations of Behavioral Programs What are the Non-Energy Benefits of Educational / Outreach / Behavioral Programs and How Much Do they Affect Program Uptake and Benefit-Cost Results? - Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates
Fail Now! The Power of Small-Scale Qualitative Studies - Carolyn Snyder, Snyder Consulting
Time-Off for the Earth? Work-Time Reduction and Its Implications for Reducing the Environmental Burden of Household Consumption - Jennifer Theodore, University of Minnesota
Utilizing a Community-Based Approach to Achieve Greater Deployment of Under-Utilized Commercial Technologies: A Case Study of CERTs' "Become a Wiser Energy Miser" Campaign - Michelle Vigen, University of MN Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)
Understanding Behavior of New Allies to Formulate Better Efficiency and Climate Policy Options - Kate Zerrenner, Environmental Defense Fund