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Transforming Private Multifamily Properties to Efficient Appliances and Lighting via Centralized and Negotiated Procurements

Date Published: January 1, 2000     Document Type: Market Research Report, Report

The objective of this research is to permanently change the lighting and appliance purchasing behavior of private multifamily (PMF) owners/operators, as well as their tenants, without the use of direct financial incentives, and to eventually expand the program to include other underserved residential buyers groups such as senior communities. Energy efficiency in the PMF sector will be implemented through centralized or negotiated procurement of ENERGY STAR products. The approach, which relies on reaching the PMF segment through local/regional apartment associations, is being implemented through Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Market Transformation (Montana) Programs. Surveys were administered to over 500 owners/ operators and the data were supplemented with audit data to determine that the 5 best near-term Market Transformation (Montana) targets were subcompact screwin CFLs (sub-CFLs) for exterior and common areas, refrigerators, dishwashers, wall/window air conditioners (AC), and coin-operated, family-size clothes washers. Given the success to date, the report suggests that other utilities consider adopting, or testing out, SCE’s program design.

Residential Lighting Fixture Market Assessment: Ceiling Fans & Outdoor Lighting. Final Report.

Date Published: October 1, 2000     Document Type: Market Research Report, Report

This report assesses the national residential lighting fixture market in order to identify promising market segments for the creation of market transformation opportunities. The primary focus of research is on compact fluorescent lighting. The data were compiled from interviews with industry experts, a review of existing lighting market research, and data gathered at a lighting trade show. Findings include that for indoor lighting, aesthetics is the most important consumer decision factor; for outdoor lighting, safety, security, and durability are most important. Efficient lighting products have a better chance of competing with non-efficient products based on function than on design. For this reason, the report looks most closely at two function-based markets, those for ceiling fans and for outdoor lighting.