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Residential Programs: ENERGY STAR® Products Program— Compact Fluorescent Lighting Installation Rate Study CY 2

Date Published: October 24, 2003     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This report presents the findings of a recently completed installation rate survey addressing compact fluorescent lighting rewarded through the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Residential ENERGY STAR® Products program. For purposes of this study, “residential” refers to single-family residences (less than 3 units).

The Evaluation of the Low-income Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb Pilot

Date Published: May 21, 2004     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This report presents the results of the recently completed evaluation of the low-income compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) pilot administered through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).

Residential Programs— Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® and Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes ECM Furnace Impact Assessment Report

Date Published: June 28, 2004     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

The purpose of this study is to examine the behavioral aspects of ECM furnace fan operation and apply these behavioral results to the previously established technology-based savings estimates from the field study conducted previously by WECC which addressed the operational characteristics of new furnaces with and without electronically commutated motors (ECMs) to derive technology-based savings estimates for ECM furnaces.

Focus on Energy Evaluation Residential Lighting Program: Compact Fluorescent Lighting Installation Rate Study

Date Published: December 27, 2007     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This report presents the findings of a recently completed installation rate survey addressing compact fluorescent lighting rewarded through the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Residential Lighting Program, and quantifies the extent to which compact fluorescent light bulbs, purchased through the FY07 residential lighting initiative, are installed in Wisconsin residences.

Analysis of Delta Watts Values for CFLs Rewarded through the Residential Lighting Program during FY07

Date Published: March 6, 2008     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum presents the evaluation team’s analysis of Delta Watts, one of the key inputs to calculating verified gross energy and demand savings for CFLs rewarded through the Residential Lighting Program (RLP). It assesses whether the current estimate of Delta Watts is still appropriate.

Residential Programs: ENERGY STAR® Products Program— Key Findings from CFL Distribution System Interviews

Date Published: July 17, 2006     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This report presents the findings from interviews with key market players involved in the distribution of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) through the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Residential ENERGY STAR® Products (ESP) CFL Initiative. These key players include CFL manufacturers, corporate level retailers, and individual store level retailers.

Product Profile Analysis for the ENERGY STAR® Products Program Compact Fluorescent Lighting Initiative

Date Published: May 13, 2004     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum outlines the process used to analyze the compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) product profile data that Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) has been collecting since early 1999.

Residential Programs: ENERGY STAR® Products Program— Compact Fluorescent Lighting Installation Rate Study

Date Published: November 29, 2005     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This report presents the findings of a recently completed installation rate survey addressing compact fluorescent lighting rewarded through the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Residential ENERGY STAR® Products program during Fiscal Year 5 (FY05). For purposes of this study, “residential” refers to single-family residences (less than 3 units).

ENERGY STAR®-Labeled Products Program: CFL Impact Reporting

Date Published: May 17, 2004     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum summarizes the activities and issues associated with tracking the Wisconsin Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) market. It then provides a summary of the steps that either need to be taken or are currently underway to reestablish a viable CFL sales tracking mechanism for Wisconsin, and outlines the implications of the information presented and recommends a near-term course of action with respect to tracking the Wisconsin CFL market.

CY3 Metrics Performance—Residential Programs

Date Published: January 1, 2005     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum addresses the program metrics reviewed for the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation's (WECC) Residential Programs. It first summarizes this information through a single metrics achievement table. For each program, this summary table lists each metric and whether or not WECC met the metric. Following this summary, details are provided for each residential program (ENERGY STAR® Products, Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR) and for each individual metric within each program.

Final Report: Awareness and Understanding of ENERGY STAR® in Wisconsin, 2004

Date Published: March 27, 2005     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This report presents the results of the 2004 ENERGY STAR® Awareness and Understanding Survey. The work provides a representative picture of ENERGY STAR awareness and understanding among Wisconsin and Iowa (the “comparison area”) households. In order to complete the study, 402 randomly selected Wisconsin households and 410 randomly selected Iowa households were surveyed by telephone during the Fall of 2004. Respondents were asked a series of questions addressing awareness and understanding of the ENERGY STAR® label.

Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes Infiltration Analysis

Date Published: April 5, 2005     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum presents findings from the analysis of trends in infiltration rates among homes certified through the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes (WESH) program. The primary intent of this analysis is to confirm that the verified gross estimate of 100 therms for WESH home space heating savings is still reasonable. A secondary goal of this analysis is to look at trends in infiltration rates of WESH homes across all WESH builders.

FY04 Net-To-Gross Savings Adjustments For ENERGY STAR® Qualified Clothes Washers

Date Published: June 30, 2005     Document Type: Report

This memorandum describes the fiscal year four (FY04) net-to-gross savings adjustments recommended for ENERGY STAR® qualified clothes washers. The approach for developing FY04 adjustments is similar to that applied previously to other residential technologies. It involves five steps, described breifly in the memo. A detailed account of how the net-to-gross adjustments were derived is presented in Attachment A.

Recommendations For Updating Central Air Conditioner Gross And Verified Gross Savings Estimates

Date Published: June 30, 2005     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum describes updates recommended to gross and verified gross energy impact estimates for central air conditioners (CACs) that are rewarded through Focus on Energy (Focus) residential programs. These recommendations are in response to improvements in the way in which Focus tracks impacts and upcoming changes in federal efficiency standards for CACs.

FY05 Net-To-Gross Savings Adjustments For 12/13+ Seer Central Air Conditioners And ECM Furnaces

Date Published: June 27, 2006     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This analysis explores issues surrounding net-to-gross adjustments for 12/13+ SEER central air conditioners (CACs) and forced air furnaces (FAFs) with electronically commutated motors (ECMs) rewarded through the Efficient Heating and Cooling Initiative (EHCI) during FY05. For any such analysis, the principle research issue is relatively simple, although the information needed to answer the question with complete certainty can be challenging to obtain. The research involves determining, based on the information available, whether or not the program (in this case, the residential EHCI) induced customers to take actions (i.e., purchase 12/13+ SEER CACs and ECM furnaces) that they would not have taken in absence of the program. The report concludes that net-to-gross adjustments of 0 percent for 12 SEER CACs, 128 percent for 13+ SEER CACs, and 80 percent for ECM furnaces are reasonable based on the market data available. For 12 SEER CACs, this means that the number of units rewarded through the program is no greater than what one would have expected in the absence of the program. For 13+ SEER CACs, the implication is that the program is inducing sales above and beyond what the program is tracking. Finally, for ECM furnaces, this means that the program is inducing sales, but at 80 percent the level of what is being tracked through the program.

FY05 Savings Adjustments For Home Performance With ENERGY STAR® Insulation Measures

Date Published: July 14, 2006     Document Type: Report

This analysis addresses the accuracy of the savings estimates for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPWES) insulation measures. This task was warranted because research conducted as part of the Wisconsin Achievable Potential Study (Potential Study) indicated that HPWES savings estimates for insulation measures are considerably higher than estimates from other studies. The major finding outlined in this memo is that the savings estimates from the Potential Study represent the best available estimates for insulation measures installed in Wisconsin. Therefore, we recommend the application of the Potential Study estimates to HPWES savings estimates retrospectively to FY05 and prospectively for FY06 and beyond until research is conducted to verify these savings values in the field.

FY05 Metrics Performance—Residential Programs

Date Published: November 11, 2005     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum addresses program metrics reviewed for the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation's (WECC) Residential Program. It summarizes the information presented through a single metrics achievement table. For each program, this summary table lists each metric and whether or not WECC met the metric. Following this summary, details are provided for each residential program (ENERGY STAR® Products, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, the Efficient Heating and Cooling Initiative, and Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes) and for each individual metric within each program.

Participating HVAC Contractor Interview Results— Heating And Cooling Initiative

Date Published: May 13, 2004     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum provides an overview of the key results from interviews conducted with HVAC contractors actively involved with the Heating and Cooling Initiative. The interviews were conducted to provide information on issues identified by the evaluation team and program staff as pertinent to future program performance.

FY07 Metrics Performance—Residential Programs

Date Published: January 21, 2008     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This memorandum addresses program metrics reviewed for the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation's (WECC) Residential Program. It summarizes the information presented through a single metrics achievement table. For each program, this summary table lists each metric and whether or not WECC met the metric. Following this summary, details are provided for each residential program (Residential Lighting Program, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, Efficient Heating and Cooling, and Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes) and for each individual metric within each program.

Focus on Energy Public Benefits Evaluation: System-Built Homes Market Effects Assessment

Date Published: May 13, 2004     Document Type: Market Research Report, Report

This memorandum assesses the effects that Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes (WESH) involvement has had on the building practices used to build modular homes by four manufacturers of system-built homes. 

Are Education and Training Programs Producing Knowledge and Behavioral Effects in Wisconsin? (Abstract Only)

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

The Wisconsin Department of Administration’s (DOA) Public Benefits program, Focus on Energy (Focus), provides a variety of education and training (E&T) programs to the business and residential sectors as part of its overall efforts to achieve long-term market transformation. The primary research question being asked by program sponsors, implementers, policy makers, and evaluators is whether or not the Focus E&T programs are affecting the knowledge and behavior of attendees such that they are more likely to implement energy efficiency practices. The objective of this paper is to discuss the application of an evaluation approach in which knowledge and behavioral effects among attendees are measured as leading indicators of market effects. (Abstract only)

CFL Market Penetration Using Point-of-Sale Data – Regional Perspectives (Abstract Only)

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

This paper describes the point-of-sale approach and its implementation in California and Wisconsin. The success of this effort and the usefulness of results in both California and Wisconsin has drawn the interest of other regional entities throughout the U.S. to develop a national efficient lighting tracking system. At the time of this writing, a working group has convened to examine the feasibility of a national tracking system through support of regional organizations, individual utilities, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). (Abstract only)

Comprehensive CFL Market Effects Study-- Final Report

Date Published: July 30, 2007     Document Type: Evaluation Study / Report, Report

This report presents the results of a multifaceted effort by the residential program evaluation team to establish a comprehensive system for collecting retail-based compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) sales information in Wisconsin. The system was designed to provide a representative picture of Wisconsin retail-based CFL sales through the inclusion of all retail market channels through which CFLs are sold: (1) hardware; (2) home centers; (3) drug; (4) grocery; and (5) mass merchandisers.