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dc.contributor.advisorPhillips, Ronald G.en
dc.contributor.advisorGoldschmidt, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorBuffaloe, Barbaraen_US
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Summeren
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 29, 2008)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007 .en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Architectural studies.en_US
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.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b64877139en_US
dc.identifier.oclc259084504en_US
dc.identifier.otherBuffaloeB-071707-T8332en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5042
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2007 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2007 Theses
dc.subject.lcshDwellings -- Energy consumptionen_US
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture and energy conservationen_US
dc.titleFactors influencing homeowners' decisions to seek residential energy efficiency knowledgeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectural studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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