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Green with Envy: Neighbor Comparisons and Social Norms in Five Home Energy Report Programs

Date Published: August 13, 2012     Document Type: Conference publication
Sectors: Research, Evaluation, & Behavior, Residential

This is a paper for the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.  The paper covers the topic of home energy reports run by vendors such as OPOWER. 

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

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)

Counting the Stars in America's Eyes: The ENERGY STAR ® Household Survey (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2001     Document Type: Conference publication

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) sponsored a national household survey to obtain information on consumer awareness and understanding of the ENERGY STAR label and its influence on energy-related purchase decisions. The sample was designed to support comparison between areas with high and low levels of local program activity. Findings from this study indicate that the EPA and DOE strategy of partnering witih third-party organizatiosn to build momentum for ENERGY STAR is an effective strategy for building awareness, understanding, and influence of the ENERGY STAR label. (Abstract only)

Why Don't People Save More Energy? Lessons in Motivation from the 1999 Residential Characterization Study of Wisconsin Households (Abstract Only)

Date Published: January 1, 2001     Document Type: Conference publication

Household members' attitudes and beliefs about energy use can be the source of unexpected behavior that ultimately affects energy consumption in residential housing. This paper analyzes data on the energy-related attitudes and beliefs from a study of 299 Wisconsin households living in owner- occupied single-family dwellings in 1998 and 1999. (Abstract only)