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Saving Energy at the Workplace

This initiative was funded and supported by the University of St. Andrews and the Carbon Trust. It was, however, run by an independent team of researchers based in the School of Psychology and the Bute Medical School. This social psychological longitudinal study involved an intervention that lasted for 12 weeks from March 11, 2008 to June 11, 2008.

The aim of the project was to encourage energy saving behaviours at the workplace within the University of St. Andrews. Specifically, the goal was, for each participating school to save within a 12-week period as much energy as possible; at least a 10% to 15% reduction in electricity consumption compared to the consumption in the month immediately before the project commenced and a reduction of 5% in heating consumption.

Follow the links at the right hand side of this page to read the full research report, and also look at the poster and leaflet describing the project. 

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