Library: Applied Proactive Technologies, Inc.

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Paying Attention to the Sales Floor: Why What's on the Ground Matters for Appliance Program Evaluation (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2005     Document Type: Conference publication

In recent years, a considerable amount of energy program evaluation effort has focused on the collection of sales data as a primary indicator of program performance. This effort has been costly to implement and has fallen somewhat short of its goal – in many cases lacking appropriate geographic specificity, broad retailer participation, or product type disaggregation, to name but a few limitations. In this paper we argue that, especially in light of these persistent difficulties, evaluators should pay more attention to aspects of the appliance marketplace that are more readily measurable. (Abstract only)

ENERGY STAR® Retail Store-Level Assessment – A Look Across the Nation (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2003     Document Type: Conference publication

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently initiated an effort to evaluate the consumer shopping experience with ENERGY STAR in the retail channel. The research assesses: 1) retailer knowledge of the program and the extent to which salespeople use ENERGY STAR in the retail sales process, 2) the visibility and overall presence of the ENERGY STAR label in store displays, 3) the availability of ENERGY STAR-qualified and -labeled products, and 4) the accuracy of ENERGY STAR product labeling. In this paper, we describe the assessment approach, present results from the first two rounds of the research, and highlight how EPA and its partners are using the findings. (Abstract only)

Bounce Back from ENERGY STAR® Specification Changes in the Appliance Market in the Northeast US: A Regression Analysis (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2007     Document Type: Conference publication

This paper addresses the extent of drop-off and the bounce back recovery time in ENERGY STAR availability associated with specification changes in the major appliances by analyzing sales floor inventory information from retailers throughout the Northeastern United States. (Abstract only)