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dc.contributor.advisorPhillips, Ronald G.eng
dc.contributor.advisorGoldschmidt, Michaeleng
dc.contributor.authorBuffaloe, Barbaraeng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 29, 2008)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007 .eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Architectural studies.eng
dc.description.abstractKnowledge 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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b64877139eng
dc.identifier.oclc259084504eng
dc.identifier.otherBuffaloeB-071707-T8332eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5042eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshDwellings -- Energy consumptioneng
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture and energy conservationeng
dc.titleFactors influencing homeowners' decisions to seek residential energy efficiency knowledgeeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectural studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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