About the course
Changing the behavior and practices of energy users can be just as important as finding new sources of energy. It requires an understanding of community-based social marketing, psychology and behavioral economics for successful public action and support.
This course covers strategies for designing and implementing effective behavior change programs that promote environmental sustainability. It is geared towards learners that want to venture outside of technology for a more holistic viewpoint on energy and sustainability.
You Will Learn
- Consumer energy reduction intervention frameworks
- Design thinking and behaviorally informed design principles
- Personal motivations for engaging with energy consumption
- Research-derived principles for deploying motivational plans
- Self-monitoring engagement and social competition programs
This course is approximately 5 hours of video content with 2 hours of coursework.
60 day access to the online course starts upon payment.
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.
Originally trained as an architect, Banny Banerjee holds graduate degrees in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, and Design. In India, he worked in the fields of architecture, structural engineering, adobe housing for the rural poor, and low embodied energy building systems. After coming to the...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.