Communicating about Energy in the Triangle: Engaging Students and Local Partners to Improve Household Consumption (2013-2014)
How can local efforts for energy conservation be enhanced by improved communication strategies?
This project team developed and implemented communication strategies with partners at Clean Energy Durham. Areas of focus included energy education in the public housing and low-income housing sector; community-building and energy efficiency; and connections between water and energy efficiency. This project helped to hone the communication science understanding of team members while simultaneously leveraging student creativity and enthusiasm to bolster the efforts of Clean Energy Durham.
Brian Southwell, Kristina Ronneberg, Kelly Shen, Emily Jorgens, Juanita Hazel, Rahiel Alemu, Jennifer Ross, Laura Richman, Daniel Vermeer. 2014. Energy Information Engagement among the Poor: Predicting Participation in a Free Workshop. Energy Research & Social Science 4;21-22.
Effective Energy Communication Strategies for Low-Income Residents (poster by Kelly Shen, Rahiel Alemu, Emily Conner, Juanita Hazel, Drew Howard, Emily Jorgens, Kristina Ronneberg, Jennifer Ross, Sidharth Sharma, Brian Southwell, Daniel Vermeer, Laura Richman)
This Team in the News
/faculty/staff Team Members
Laura Richman, School of Medicine-Population Health Sciences*
Brian Southwell, Energy Initiative*
/graduate Team Members
Emily Conner, Master of Egr in Envrnmnt Egr
Drew Howard, Master of Environmental Management, Environmental Economics/Policy
Kristina Ronneberg, Master of Environmental Management, Global Environmental Change
Sidharth Sharma, Master of Environmental Management, Energy and Environment
/undergraduate Team Members
Rahiel Alemu, Psychology (BS)
Juanita Hazel, Environmental Sciences (BS)
Emily Jorgens, Economics (BS)
Jennifer Ross, Environmental Sci/Policy (AB)
Kelly Shen, Environmental Sciences (BS)
/zcommunity Team Members
Research Triangle Institute
Clean Energy Durham