Effectiveness of Behavioural Interventions to Reduce Household Energy Demand: a Scoping Review

URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac71b8

To reduce energy demand, norm interventions may be more effective for shifting behaviors, and information interventions may be more effective for promoting the avoidance of targeted behaviors. Based on a review of 584 empirical papers.


This paper evaluated 584 empirical papers that test the effectiveness of a behavioural intervention to change behaviour associated with household energy demand. It found that:

  • To promote shifting of behaviours norm interventions are more effective than an information intervention.
  • To promote the avoidance of targeted behaviours, information interventions  are more effective than norm  intervention but more effectively by using a norm intervention
Topics: Environment:, Energy efficiency
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: IOPScience
Date Last Updated: 2024-01-15 12:28:47

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