Effective education for energy efficiency

Research
TitleEffective education for energy efficiency
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsZografakis, N, Menegaki, AN, Tsagarakis, KP
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume36
Issue8
Pagination3216 - 3222
Date Published2008/08//
ISBN Number03014215
Keywords*Original 959, 1WAC, 2AWB, 3WAC, 4AWB, CURRICULA (Courses of study), CURRICULUM change, Discuss, Discuss AWB, ENERGY consumption, energy education, Energy-saving awareness, environmental education, ENVIRONMENTAL literacy, Exclude not CCE WAC, Greece, INclude AWB2, Include WAC, R1 FINAL INCLUDE, Renewable energy education, Round1 Include, Round2 Include AWB, Social aspects
AbstractAbstract: A lot of today''s world vices can be eliminated if certain targeted modules and adapted curricula are introduced in the schooling system. One of these vices is energy squandering with all its negative consequences for the planet (e.g. depletion of finite energy sources and the subsequent climate change). This paper describes the results of an energy-thrift information and education project taking place in different levels of education in Crete—Greece, which records 321 students’ and their parents’ routine energy-related behavior and proves that this behavior changes to a more energy efficient one, after the dissemination of relevant information and the participation into the energy education projects. Namely, response percentages indicating the energy-efficient behavior increased after project participation while the ones indicating an energy-squandering behavior decreased. The Wilcoxon signed rank test was statistically significant in all energy behavior questions related to students and to most questions related to parents.
Short TitleEnergy Policy