United States of America
I take an interdisciplinary approach to research by combining my knowledge of human geography, ecological economics and engineering. I conduct research on learning and decision-making at different scales (policy, household, commercial, organizations, etc.) that will contribute to adopting the technologies, lifestyles and behaviours needed for a transition to a sustainable energy system and sustainable communities. I have conducted research on: adoption of clean energy technologies; teaching a house as a system approach to improve energy performance; household engagement with smart grids; participation in community-based energy efficiency programs; and renewables integration into the electricity grid.
"Community energy planning Adoption of clean energy technology and pro-environmental behaviours Innovation in energy services and systems Renewables integration into electricity grid Adoption of bioenergy"
Hoicka, C. E. And Parker, P. (2012) “Effectiveness of Advice Giving Strategies during Home Energy Evaluations.” Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Geographers, Waterloo, Ontario, May 31, 2012.
Hoicka CE, Parker P, Andrey J (2014) Residential energy efficiency retrofits: How program design affects participation and outcomes. Energy Policy 65:594–607.