BECC 2011   |   November 30 - December 2, 2011   |   Washington, DC

Select a Session Below:

Tuesday, November 29, Kick-Off & Networking Event
Wednesday Morning, November 30, Opening Plenary and Concurrent Sessions 1
Wednesday Afternoon, November 30, Concurrent Sessions 2 (1:45-3:15)
Wednesday Afternoon, November 30, Concurrent Sessions 3 (3:45-8:00)
Thursday Morning, December 1, Plenary & Concurrent Sessions 4
Thursday Afternoon, December 1, Concurrent Sessions 5 (1:45-3:15)
Thursday Afternoon, December 1, Concurrent Sessions 6 (3:45-7:00)
Friday Morning, December 2, Concurrent Sessions 7 & Closing Plenary
Friday Afternoon, December 2, Post Conference Event
Poster Presentations Wednesday, November 30
Poster Presentations Thursday, December 1
  WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:30-10:00

BEHAVIOR, ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Framing the Issues

Opening Plenary

Welcome
Jennifer Amann, Co-chair, Buildings Program Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Carl Blumstein, Co-chair, Director, California Institute for Energy & Environment (CIEE), University of California
Jim Sweeney, Co-chair, Director, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC), Stanford University
Chris Jones, Program Manager, University of California, Berkeley
Keynote:
Empowering Citizens to Adopt Low Carbon Lifestyles: Strategies and Tools for Behavior Change, Community Engagement and the Reinvention of our Cities
David Gershon, Founder & CEO, Empowerment Institute
10:00-10:30 Morning Break
10:30 Concurrent Sessions 1:
1A

FEEDBACK AND BEHAVIOR: GETTING INTO THEIR HEADS, HOMES AND HABITS

Moderator: Chris Jones, University of California, Berkeley

1B

LIGHTNING SESSION: INFLUENCING TRAVEL CHOICES

Moderator: Sharyn Barata, Itron

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles in a Smart-Grid Environment: Feedback and Charging Behavior
Barbara Farhar, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Virtual Test Drive: Applying "Smart Grid" Concepts to Transportation
Laura Schewel, UC Berkeley/Virtual Vehicle Co
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Energy Feedback Reduces--And Increases--On-Road Energy Efficiency
Tai Stillwater, UC Davis
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High-Speed Passenger Transportation: Examining Aviation, High-Speed Rail, and their Climate Impacts
Regina Clewlow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Changing Travel Behavior: The Impact of Targeting Tailored Climate Change Information to Specific Audiences Based on Attitudinal and Behavioral Characteristics
Candice Howarth, Imperial College London
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Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Support of Mitigation: Evaluating the Progress of Transportation Planning Agencies
Michelle Oswald, Bucknell University
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An Experimental Study of Real-Time Feedback on Driving Behavior
Deborah Brannan, University of Colorado at Boulder
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A Year Study of Consumer Adaptation and Exploration to a Low-Carbon Technology - Electric Vehicle Drivers' Learning Process
Justin Woodjack, UC Davis
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The Behavioral Economics of Transportation Travel Time, Mode Choice and Carbon Impact - University of Chicago
Mike Magoon, University of Chicago
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1C

CLIMATE DENIAL, PUBLIC ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORAL MISSTEPS: UNDERSTANDING THE LANDSCAPE

Moderator: Steve Nadal, ACEEE

Understanding Climate Denial
Kari Norgaard, University of Oregon
The Diversity in Public Beliefs and Behaviors and Why They Matter
Ed Maibach, Center for Climate Change Communication
Public Misperceptions and Effective Behaviors
Shahzeen Attari, Indiana University Bloomington
Unlocking the Behavioral Wedge: Tools for Realizing Sustainable Energy Use Practices
Emily Grady, Garrison Institute
1D

BARRIERS 'N' LADDERS TO CHANGING BEHAVIOR THROUGH POLICY

Moderator: Stacy Angel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Turning Policy Into Practice: Driving Home Energy Upgrades
Danielle Sass Byrnett, US DOE
Levels of Attention: From Individual to Workplace to Organizational Culture
Elizabeth Malone, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jujitsuing Environmental Policy Setbacks
Dorian Dale, Town of Babylon
Emerging Programs & Policies in Customer Information and Behavior
Amber Mahone, Energy+Environment Economics
1E

USING RESEARCH TO CONNECT TO YOUR TARGET MARKETS

Moderator: Jennifer Amman, ACEEE

1F

CONNECTING SUSTAINABILITY & STAFF: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Moderator: Kathy Kuntz, Cool Choices Network