Evaluating a Poster Child: Contributions of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency to the Residential Clothes Washer Initiative (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2001

Document Type: Conference publication



Shel Feldman Management Consulting; 20278; Research Into Action; Xenergy, Inc.

Author Names:

Feldman, Shel; Hoffman, Marc; Peters, Jane; Rosenberg, Mitch


The penetration of resource-efficient clothes washers (RECWs) and the agreement on future washer efficiency standards are signal achievements, making the intervention that stimulated those changes a poster child for market transformation. To provide planners and evaluators with a deeper understanding of the nature of that child-the initiative that helped change the washer market-this paper reviews the rationales for the Residential Clothes Washer Initiative (RCWI) and the contributions of its developer and coordinator, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). It also describes the difficulties of the evaluation effort itself, including some of the complexities of Client-Centered Studies such as this. (Abstract only)

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