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Magali Delmas gets $447,000 NSF grant for energy-conservation research

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UCLA Professor Magali Delmas received a $446,912 grant from the National Science Foundation for her ongoing research tracking energy use in individual homes and testing what motivates people to reduce their power usage.

The ENGAGE project investigates how real-time energy-usage information, down to the appliance level, influences conservation behavior. By placing advanced energy-metering technology in more than 100 private residences, the project tests how people respond to messages on the health or environmental benefits of energy conservation versus the monetary savings.

The NSF’s Science, Technology and Society program funded the new grant. Delmas is an environmental economist at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Delmas’ co-principal investigators are Professor Bill Kaiser from UCLA Engineering and Professor Noah Goldstein from UCLA Anderson.

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