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Factors influencing homeowners' decisions to seek residential energy efficiency knowledge

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dc.contributor.advisor Phillips, Ronald G. en
dc.contributor.advisor Goldschmidt, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Buffaloe, Barbara en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T19:08:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T19:08:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007 Summer en
dc.identifier.other BuffaloeB-071707-T8332 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5042
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 29, 2008) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007 . en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Architectural studies. en_US
dc.description.abstract Knowledge on energy efficiency methods has been available for decades. The question this study is seeking to answer is "what factors influence homeowners to seek out knowledge on energy efficiency?" This research replicates a 1979 survey by Clive Seligman in which homeowners responded to statements about energy consumption. The same questionnaire was administered to homeowners interested in further information about home energy by either attending an Energy Conservation workshop held by MU Extension throughout the central Missouri's counties, or asked for further information on home energy at an Earth Day event. Factor analysis showed that Seligman's four factors are still important to homeowners in 2007. Pattern analysis was then applied and five different types of individual were defined, according to their attitude towards energy conservation. These patterns were examined in the context of their demographic composition. The implications for future research and energy conservation campaigns are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2007 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dwellings -- Energy consumption en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture and energy conservation en_US
dc.title Factors influencing homeowners' decisions to seek residential energy efficiency knowledge en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Architectural studies en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b64877139 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 259084504 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses


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