How effective are non-monetary incentives in motivating dormitory residents to save energy?

Rohan Parge, Purdue University


This thesis studied the effects of three non-monetary incentives – flyer, e-mail and a competition on the energy consumption of dormitory residents. A four-week field study was conducted at Third Street Suites - a dormitory at Purdue University to see if the non-monetary incentives would encourage the residents to save energy. The results of this thesis showed no change in energy consumption of the dormitory residents, after they were introduced to the non-monetary incentives. Thus, the non-monetary incentives proved ineffective in encouraging dormitory residents to save energy. A detailed account of the research methods used to obtain data, the data analysis and its conclusions are presented in this thesis.




Shaurette, Purdue University.

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