Angela Sanguinetti

Angela Sanguinetti
University of California, Davis | UCD · Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS)

PhD

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July 2014 - April 2021
University of California, Davis
Position
  • Researcher
September 2008 - May 2012
University of California, Irvine
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (59)
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This article uses Skinner's The Design of Experimental Communities to guide behavior analytic interpretations of non-behavior analytic research on contemporary intentional communities, highlighting ways in which this research substantiates many of Skinner's notions about reinforcement contingencies in a successful community. The article then consid...
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Cohousing is a compact development of private homes supplemented by shared land and facilities that are collectively owned, designed, and managed. A growing body of research suggests that cohousing promotes personal, social, and environmental well-being. On the whole, cohousing has so far proven to be a niche market for middle-class, white, highly...
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Distributed energy resources (DERs) present an important opportunity to lower the carbon intensity of residential buildings but face numerous barriers to adoption. This paper extends and adapts Rogers' theory of the role of technology characteristics in the diffusion of innovation (Rogers, 1962) to address the unique features of residential DERs. A...
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A key component of behavior-based energy conservation programs is the identification of target behaviors. A common approach is to target behaviors with the greatest energy-saving potential. The concept of behavioral spillover introduces further considerations, namely that adoption of one energy-saving behavior may increase (or decrease) the likelih...
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Residential energy retrofits have the potential to generate significant non-energy impacts (NEIs) on occupants, but the understanding of those NEIs has been hampered by the lack of a shared approach to studying them. A detailed literature review revealed several common tendencies that limit the generalizability of findings, including a focus on ben...
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Classrooms are often under‐ventilated, posing risks for airborne disease transmission as schools have reopened amidst the COVID‐19 pandemic. While technical solutions to ensure adequate air exchange are crucial, this research focuses on teachers’ perceptions and practices that may also have important implications for achieving a safe classroom envi...
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Shared micromobility services offering electric bikes and scooters on demand are complementing walking, biking, and transit to expand the role of active mobility in urban transportation. However, on-demand services are often introduced at a faster pace than streets are updated to protect the safety of users. The lack of safe street infrastructure l...
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This study explores the potential to promote lower-emissions air travel by providing consumers with information about the carbon emissions of alternative flight choices in the context of online flight search and booking. We surveyed over 450 employees of the University of California, Davis, asking them to choose among hypothetical flight options fo...
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Micromobility has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion, and air pollution, particularly when replacing private vehicle use in conjunction with public transit for first- and last-mile travel. The design of the built environment in and around public transit stations plays a key role in the integration of public transit...
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Electrification of transportation network companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, can produce social and environmental benefits from reduced vehicle emissions and enhanced implementation of renewable electricity as well as private benefits to drivers via reduced vehicle fuel and maintenance costs compared to conventional vehicles. We conducted a s...
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A major cause of global climate change, human behavior has long been recognized as an essential part of the solution as well. Behavior change methods in turn rely in part on associative learning principles. Some learning principles, such as positive reinforcement and delay discounting, are already integrated into energy research and interventions....
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Solar water heating provides domestic hot water with lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to more typical natural-gas water heating. Solar water heating has a long history, particularly in places where the climate is favorable, such as California where state-backed incentive programs have been successful in creating small bursts of adoption. How...
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Robo-taxis (automated vehicles operating in a ride-hailing model) have the potential to improve mobility while reducing traffic, emissions, and energy use. However, such outcomes depend largely on increasing riders per vehicle. Public policy that incentivizes industry to design robo-taxis to support ride-pooling may be critical to achieving positiv...
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Ratepayer-funded programs spend millions of dollars on home energy retrofits each year in the United States. Measuring the impacts of such retrofits is critically important to determining whether the benefits justify the costs, and if the program should be expanded, shuttered, or adjusted. Current efforts to measure the impacts of energy retrofits-...
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A key component of behavior-based energy conservation programs is the identification of target behaviors. A common approach is to target behaviors with the greatest energy-saving potential. The concept of behavioral spillover introduces further considerations, namely that adoption of one energy-saving behavior may increase (or decrease) the likelih...
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Smart home energy management technologies (SHEMS) have long been viewed as a promising opportunity to manage the way households use energy. Research on this topic has emerged across a variety of disciplines, focusing on different pieces of the SHEMS puzzle without offering a holistic vision of how these technologies and their users will influence h...
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Eco-driving refers to suites of behavior a driver can engage in to improve fuel economy. The most common strategy used to promote eco-driving is onboard feedback that conveys information about fuel efficiency to the driver. This paper presents a statistical meta-analysis of eco-driving feedback studies in order to determine a weighted estimate of t...
Technical Report
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Solar water heaters are an old renewable energy technology that, in various modernized forms, are in widespread domestic use in many countries around the world. Despite past waves of interest and a strong incentive program, they have failed to become popular in California households. There are a number of conventional explanations as to why this is...
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Previous research has shown that under-ventilation of classrooms is common and negatively impacts student health and learning. To advance understanding of contributing factors, this study visited 104 classrooms from 11 schools that had recently been retrofitted with new heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) units. CO2 concentration, roo...
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In Dubai, a private developer conceived, built, and now manages , a gated community called "The Sustainable City" (TSC), with more than 2,000 residents, shops, a school, and a hotel. TSC was purpose-built to consume almost no energy and be especially frugal with water, harnessing cutting-edge technologies and green building practices to promise res...
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The burgeoning smart home market brings opportunities for home energy management systems (HEMS). Despite hundreds of smart HEM products on the market and many invested stakeholders, consumer adoption is lagging behind expectations. Past research in this space has focused on smart home technology (SHT) in general, rather than particular products wit...
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Early adopters of cohousing have been relatively homogenous in many regards. For example, most are white, politically liberal, Democrat, and have a post-graduate education; females are also overrepresented compared to the general population. Little is known about the degree to which this lack of diversity is due to lack of broader appeal, lack of a...
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There are high hopes for smart home technology to deliver Home Energy Management (HEM) solutions, including through smart thermostats, plugs, lights, switches, and appliances. However, adoption of these technologies is lagging behind expectations. Moreover, it is unclear how energy management features in the smart home consumer adoption process. We...
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The authors ran a pair of interventions to encourage passive cooling measures in two sustainable energy communities: E-Sogo in Japan and West Village in the United States. The interventions used proven levers for encouraging behavior change (among adult household members), but yielded modest results. Traditional methods of evaluating intervention e...
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Eco-feedback is information about resource (energy, water, food) consumption provided back to consumer(s) with the goal of promoting more sustainable behavior. Effective eco-feedback relies upon an understanding of key eco-feedback design dimensions and how they relate to behavior change. This paper develops a conceptual framework that includes a t...
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Policymakers worldwide are currently discussing whether to include home energy management (HEM) products in their portfolio of technologies to reduce carbon emissions and improve grid reliability. However, very little data is available about these products. Here we present the results of an extensive review including 308 HEM products available on t...
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Purpose of Review This brief review identifies a number of psychological, social, and interpersonal barriers to sexual expression among older adults. Recent Findings Cultural ideas about sexuality and aging as well as attitudes about sex are noted psychological factors that impact sexuality in older adulthood. Social factors, including the availab...
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Technologies providing opportunities for home energy management have been on the rise in recent years, however, it's not clear how well the technology - as its currently being developed - will be able to deliver energy saving or demand shifting benefits. The current study undertakes an analysis of 308 home energy management (HEM) products to identi...
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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is responsible for most of the energy consumed in many university buildings, which are still often uncomfortable for occupants. Previous research suggests crowdsourcing thermal comfort feedback from occupants, called participatory thermal sensing (PTS), and incorporating it into the HVAC control sys...
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Engaging the public to decrease their carbon footprint via energy feedback has become a significant topic of both study and practice and understanding how to best leverage technology for this purpose is an ideal question for the field of HCI to address. One common example is Home Energy Reports (HERs) and Business energy reports (BERs), which are p...
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Most HCI research related to electric vehicle adoption has focused on mitigating barriers related to vehicle range and charging infrastructure, while relatively less attention has been given to helping consumers recognize the benefits of electric vehicles. A significant benefit is reduced energy costs; however, the complexity of comparing gasoline...
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GreenFLY (greenfly.ucdavis.edu) is an airline flight search website that prominently displays greenhouse gas emissions estimates along with the other important flight information, such as price and times, for each possible flight itinerary. We describe its software components and graphic design principles. Then we present a discrete choice experime...
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There is an overreliance on personal vehicle travel for short trips in the United States. This paper describes a mobile application, called EcoTrips, that promotes walking and biking for short trips by tracking users’ travel behavior and providing a variety of feedback. EcoTrips conveys environmental impacts of travel behavior, and also leverages a...
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The role of vehicle driver behavior has been ignored in prior energy and environmental policy making. Laboratory procedures that produce the fuel economy estimates posted on every new car sold in the US are designed to preclude the effects of differences between drivers. Yet, every vehicle states the caveat, “Actual results will vary for many reaso...
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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are responsible for more than half of the energy consumed in many buildings on university campuses in the US. Despite the significant amount of energy spent on HVAC operations, thermal comfort conditions in campus buildings are frequently poor. Faulty assumptions or a lack of data regarding...
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Eco-driving is a promising strategy for reductions in fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Eco-driving is most frequently promoted via in-vehicle feedback. Eco-driving feedback studies demonstrate fuel economy improvements up to 18 %, but results are widely variable—partly due to the wide variation in feedback design. This paper addresses...
Technical Report
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This report explores the potential role utilities may play in the emerging home energy management (HEM) marketplace and develops a roadmap to leverage, promote, and enable the use of these technologies for energy savings and grid load reduction. It takes a comprehensive view of HEMS by evaluating the evolving market in which they are developing, th...
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Despite the significant amount of energy spent on Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) at universities, thermal comfort conditions in campus buildings are frequently poor. Conventional HVAC management systems at universities are typically out of the hands of building occupants and facilities management departments have limited resource...
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Energy dashboards are monitoring and display systems that provide information about building energy use. Dashboards may provide information, alarms, and complex trends to support engineers in identifying energy inefficiencies in a building. Public interfaces may contain simpler trends, with a greater focus on aesthetics and framing of content to pr...
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Providing households with energy feedback is widely promoted as a conservation strategy and its effectiveness has been established in field studies. However, such studies actively recruit participants and little is known about naturalistic consumers. Despite hundreds of products emerging, few have taken hold in the market. Diffusion of innovation i...
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This paper describes an eco-driving feedback system, OBDEnergy. Twenty-six drivers described their understanding of environmental impacts of driving before and after using OBDEnergy. Before OBDEnergy, participants discussed impacts in abstract, global terms (pollution, global warming). After OB-DEnergy, participants appealed to concrete reference p...
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The role of vehicle driver behavior has been ignored in prior energy and environmental policy making. Laboratory procedures that produce the fuel economy estimates posted on every new car sold in the US are designed to preclude the effects of differences between drivers. Yet, every vehicle states the caveat, “Actual results will vary for many reaso...
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Eco-driving has been identified as a promising strategy for reductions in fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions. In-vehicle feedback has been the predominant intervention used to promote eco-driving. The design and evaluation of in-vehicle eco-driving feedback interfaces has been largely devoid of behavioral theory. This paper presents a sys...
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Skinner (1945) and later Leigland (1996) outlined a research program for the functional analysis of terms, to identify the conditions under which mentalistic psychological terms are used (e.g, " intention "). In such a program, the target behavior is verbal, the manipulated conditions may consist of verbal and nonverbal stimuli, and the goal is the...
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Residential energy conservation is among the most efficient means of reducing emissions, yet behavior is lagging behind this potential, suggesting this is an area where psychology can contribute. Research suggests that conservation behaviors may cluster into distinct dimensions, and a greater understanding of these differences could improve interve...
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Connection to others predicts pro-social behavior and personal well-being. Connection to nature predicts pro-environmental behavior and personal well-being. Cohousing is a residential development intended to enhance residents’ connection to others and nature, but systematic study of the transformational practices adopted to promote connection has b...
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Residential energy conservation is among the most efficient means of reduc- ing emissions, yet behavior is lagging behind this potential, suggesting this is an area where psychology can contribute. Research suggests that conservation behaviors may cluster into distinct dimensions, and a greater understanding of these differences could improve inter...
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This dissertation consists of three distinct but related chapters centered on the phenomenon of cohousing as sustainable community development. Research is building a case that cohousing succeeds in creating more socially and environmentally sustainable communities. This dissertation seeks to fill several gaps in this prior literature. First of all...
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Narcotics trafficking is often described in ambiguous and inaccurate terms. This is problematic because imprecise verbal behavior in relation to some state of affairs inhibits effective action with regard to those events. An innovative methodology was used to explore verbal behavior in diverse media reports following the 2001 prison escape of Joaqu...
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Narcotics trafficking is often described in ambiguous and inaccurate terms. This is problematic because imprecise verbal behavior in relation to some state of affairs inhibits effective action with regard to those events. An innovative methodology was used to explore verbal behavior in diverse media reports following the 2001 prison escape of Joaqu...
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An experiment was conducted to examine the effects of naturalness of environment on capacity to direct attention. In a multielement, single subject design, 10 college students performed a sustained attention task under alternating conditions of high and low exposure to nature. Dependent measures included task performance, blood pressure, heart rate...

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Use of smart devices to save energy in residential context