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Smart Housing Project: Research Activities
(Media, Short Reports, Conference Presentations, and Posters below)

Video Overviews

"Latest Results from Smart Housing Project at Clarkson University." January 2017.

"Graduate Student Researches Smart Housing at Clarkson University." June 2015.

"Smart Housing Research at Clarkson University." December 2013.

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Publications and Reports

Bird, Stephen, Daqing Hou, Kerop Janoyan, Lisa Legault, Susan E. Powers, Lydia Fox, Alex Rowe, Alan Schay, Amanda Sherman. Clean Energy and Smart Student Housing: Motivational Interventions for Improved Energy Efficiency in University Housing. December 2016. Final Report, #32013. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Yan Gao, Daqing Hou, Natasha Banerjee, Sean Banerjee. Water Fixture Identification in Smart Housing: A Domain Knowledge Based Case Study. ICMLA 2016: 904-909.

Yan Gao, Daqing Hou, Sean Banerjee. Fixture identification from aggregated hot water consumption data. ISC2 2016: 1-6

Hou, Daqing, Susan E. Powers, Kerop Janoyan, Lisa Legault, Stephen Bird. 2016. “Predictive Building Energy Modeling for Efficiency Improvements in HVAC and DHW.” Final Report, Albany, NY: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Sherman, Amanda K., Alexandra J. Rowe, Stephen Bird, Sue Powers, and Lisa Legault. “Motivational Orientation Explains the Link between Political Ideology and Proenvironmental Behavior.” Ecopsychology 8, no. 4 (December 2016): 239–49. doi:10.1089/eco.2016.0029.

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Media & Short Reports

“Clarkson University Research May Help Reduce Energy and Resource Consumption.” AZO Cleantech. http://www.azocleantech.com/news.aspx?newsID=20161. May 2014.

“Researchers say changing energy habits may have a simple solution.” Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2014-05-energy-habits-simple-solution.html. May 2014.

“Sustainable Choices: Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project is the first of its kind in the nation to take an interdisciplinary look at how technology can change behavior." President’s Annual Report, Clarkson University. December 2013.

“Solving the Problem of the ‘Split Incentive’ with a Focus on Conservation and Renewable Energy.” Institute of Sustainable Environment Annual Report, Clarkson University. October 2013.

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Conference Presentations, Posters, and Talks

Sherman, A.K., Schay, A.E.S., Bird, S., Powers, S.E., Legault, L. Impact of a Motivational Intervention and Real-Time Feedback on Electricity and Water Consumption: A Smart Campus Field Experiment. Paper to be presented at the SPSP (Society for Personality and Social Psychology) Conference, San Antonio, TX. Jan. 2017.

Sherman, A.K., Schay, A.E.S., Bird, S., Powers, S.E., Legault, L. Reducing resource consumption in student housing through feedback and motivation. Paper presented at the NYS Campus Sustainability Conference, New Paltz, NY. Nov. 2016.

Sherman, A.K., Bird, S., Powers, S.E., Rowe, A., Legault, L. Sociopolitical and motivational precursors to proenvironmental attitudes and behavior: Implications of political ideology for smart housing, efficiency, and energy modernization. Paper presented at the Conference of the Canadian Political Science Association, Ottawa, CA. June 2015.

Powers, S.E., Hou, D., Janoyan, D., Bird, S., Legault, L., Sherman, A.K., Schay, A.E., Nikdel, L. Rowe, A. Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project: Highly-granular utility helps us to understand student utility use. Paper presented at the North Country-Mohawk valley Clean Energy Economy Conference, Utica, NY. June 2015.

Powers, S.E., Hou, D., Janoyan, D., Bird, S., Legault, L., Sherman, A.K., Schay, A.E., Nikdel, L. Rowe, A. Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project: Highly-granular utility use data for Smart Buildings and Smart Residents. Paper presented at the 13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference, Liverpool, NY. March 2015.

Sherman, A.K., Rowe, A., Legault, L., Bird, S., & Powers, S.E. Sociopolitical and motivational antecedents of pro-environmental behavior. Poster presented at the 2014 Thousand Islands Energy Research Forum (TIERF), Ottawa, ON, Canada. Oct. 2014.

Powers, S.E, Hou, D., Bird, S., Legault, L., Janoyan, K. Sherman, A. K., Rowe, & A., Schay, A.E.S. Smart Housing Project: Measuring use and motivating change. Paper presented at the 2014 AASHE Conference, Portland, OR. Oct. 2014.

Nikdel, L., S. Powers, K. Janoyan, D. Hou, A.E.S. Shay, M. Bayer. Building Energy Modeling for Clarkson’s Smart Housing Project. Presented at the 14th Annual Syracuse Center of Excellence Symposium: Advanced Building Systems: Integrating Efficiency Quality and Resilience. Syracuse NY, Oct. 15-16, 2014.

Bayer, M., K. Janoyan, D. Hou, G. Lacey, P. Hopke, A.E.S. Schay, P.F. Wilbur, L. Legault, S. Bird, S. Powers. Smart Housing Project. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual North Country Clean Energy Conference. Lake Placid NY, June, 2013.

Sherman, A.K., A.E.S. Schay, A.J. Rowe, The Smart Housing Project: Motivating Resource Conservation through Infrastructure, Real-time Feedback, and Education. Presented at Clarkson University’s Dean Leadership Council Event, Potsdam NY, Oct. 10, 2014.

A.J. Rowe, Smart Housing Project: Motivating resources conservation through real-time feedback & education. Presentation at Student Undergraduate Research Conference, NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Clarkson University, August 2, 2014.

Sherman, A. K., Bayer, M., Schay, A., Legault, L., Bird, S., & Powers, S. Smart Housing Project: Motivating resources conservation through real-time feedback & education. Poster presented at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences ‘Applying Behavioral Strategies to Energy Decisions and Behaviors’ Workshop, White Plains, NY. June 2014.

Sherman, A., M. Bayer, L. Legault, S. Bird, S. Powers. Smart Housing Project: Motivating Resource Conservation through Infrastructure, Real-time Feedback, & Education. Poster presented at the 2014 Advanced Energy Conference. Albany NY, Apr. 28-29, 2014.

Bayer, M., K. Janoyan, D. Hou, G. Lacey, P. Hopke, A.E.S. Schay, P.F. Wilbur, Smart Housing Project: Information to Improve Building Performance. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Syracuse Center of Excellence Symposium: Urban Reinvention and Resilience, Syracuse NY, Oct. 21-22, 2013.

Sherman, A., C. Swanson, L. Legault, S. Bird, S. Powers, Smart Housing Project: Motivating Resource Conservation through Infrastructure, Real-time Feedback, & Education. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Syracuse Center of Excellence Symposium: Urban Reinvention and Resilience, Syracuse NY, Oct. 21-22, 2013.

Bayer, M., K. Janoyan, D. Hou, G. Lacey, P. Hopke, A.E.S. Schay, P.F. Wilbur. Smart Housing Project: Information to Improve Building Performance. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Syracuse Center of Excellence Symposium: Urban Reinvention and Resilience. Syracuse NY, Oct. 21-22, 2013.

Kroening, K., SmartDorm. Presented at the 2012 University at Buffalo McNair-Sponsored Undergraduate Research Conference, Buffalo NY, July, 2012.
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