Research Grants/Fellowships/SBIR

Overcoming Consumers’ Barriers to the Adoption of Sustainable Lighting: Considering CFLs and LEDs Across the Life Course

EPA Grant Number: SU834333
Title: Overcoming Consumers’ Barriers to the Adoption of Sustainable Lighting: Considering CFLs and LEDs Across the Life Course
Investigators: Hebert, Paulette , Chaney, Sylvia , Johnston, Jan , Stall-Meadows, Celia
Institution: Oklahoma State University
EPA Project Officer: Nolt-Helms, Cynthia
Project Period: August 15, 2009 through August 14, 2010
Project Amount: $10,000
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Research Category: Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development , P3 Challenge Area - Built Environment , P3 Challenge Area - Energy , P3 Awards , Sustainability

Description:

Objective:

To promote informed consideration of sustainable residential lighting by consumers across the life course and to disseminate this to a broad audience.

Approach:

Pre-test and post-test consumer surveys will be administered flanking educational field demonstrations and hands-on experiences at prepared sites. These will be supplemented through the collection of consumer response sheets regarding visual perceptions and task performance at the sites and through the documentation of the field settings through light level and ultraviolet measurements, computer modeling, and still and video photography.

Expected Results:

An increase in intentions to purchase sustainable lighting is expected for those involved in the study and also for those who are exposed to this project through the dissemination of educational tools based on this work.

Supplemental Keywords:

willingness-to-pay, measurement methods, elderly, decision making,

Progress and Final Reports:
Final Report