The Center for Energy and Behavior

Current Research Projects

Greening Correctional Facilities: Impacts of Integrated Design for Long Term Energy Sustainability

The purpose of this project is to examine the impacts of using the High Performance Building Integrated Design Process (hereafter Integrated Design) for the design and construction of a new correctional facility, the Alternative Sentencing Building (ASB) owned and operated by Larimer County. The results of this study will provide a detailed analysis of how using Integrated Design leads to an improved design that results in reducing energy use, energy costs, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in government buildings.

Investigators: Dr. Jeni Cross, Sociology; Dr. Tara Shelley, Sociology; Dr. Michael Steger, Psychology

Non-Profit & Multi-Family Energy Efficiency Services

The purpose of this research project is to develop and test behavioral interventions for commercial and residential buildings in order to improve energy conservation through behavior change. The results of this study will be used to assist low-income property owners and non-profit organizations to implement ongoing energy conservation behavioral programs, and subsequently reduce their energy use, costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Investigators: Dr. Jeni Cross, Sociology; Dr. Pat Aloise-Young, Psychology

Colorado State University