Highlights (Case Study) Series

 

Playa Vista's Ability2Change program is a great example of a targeted, strategic approach to transport behavior change. It features careful market segmentation and barrier removal, with different initiatives for different people. In just seven months it yielded a 3.5% decrease in peak time drive alone mode share across the entire community, with corresponding increases in carpool, cycling and transit trips. Designated a landmark case study in 2016. Presented by Aaron Gaul, Playa Vista Compass (California). 

When: Monday February 24, 2017, 12:00 to 1:30 Eastern Standard Time

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This pilot program provided Swiss households with real-time feedback on one specific, energy-intensive behavior: showering. Participants received smart shower meters that displayed feedback on the individual’s energy and water consumption in the shower in real time. A randomized controlled trial with 697 households in Zurich found that the treatment group who received feedback in real time reduced their energy and water consumption, as well as time spent in the shower by 20-22% over the control group. The effects were stable throughout the two-month study, resulting in average savings of 1.2 kWh per day and household. Designated a landmark case study in 2016. Presented by Verena Tiefenbeck, ETH Zurich.

When: Monday March 6, 2017, 12:00 to 1:30 Eastern Standard Time

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