ERIC Number: ED246256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Kentucky Continuing Education Energy Conservation Consortium, 1983-84. An Evaluation Report.
Moore, Lawrence H.; Fox, Brian E.
The 1983 Kentucky Energy Conservation Consortium conducted three seminars on home energy conservation at each of 14 postsecondary campuses throughout the state, attracting a total of 3,598 homeowners. The Consortium also distributed 6,000 calendars with energy-saving tips. Although on-site evaluation showed an overwhelmingly positive response to the seminars, a direct mail survey was made later to evaluate the effort of the Consortium more accurately. A survey audience of 1,000 people was chosen randomly from the list of 2,718 persons who completed registration cards at the seminars. Of those persons who received surveys, 370 (37 percent) returned the questionnaires. Thirty-two percent of these respondents said that they had a better understanding of home energy conservation measures, 26 percent said that they had improved their home's energy conservation in some manner, and 21 percent stated that they had educated their family on energy-saving methods. The calendar was rated as a useful educational tool by 28 percent of the participants, although more than half said they did not receive it. Recommendations stemming from the study included presenting energy information for structures other than homes, providing information on natural gas conservation, and directing the programs toward those who are receiving public assistance for energy costs. Survey instruments and the "Calendar to Improve Daily Energy Habits" are appended. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Energy, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY. Office of Extended Education.
Identifiers: Calendars; Kentucky