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Reflection of Ourselves...How Households Interact with In-Home Feedback Devices: Results from a Treatment/Control Experiment

2010 | This ACEEE paper presents the results of an assessment of the electricity savings from such a device (BlueLine Innovation's PowerCost Monitor (PCM)), and shows that savings are dependent upon individual household behavior. (Authors: Andy Mendyk, Steve Kihm, and Scott Pigg) MORE

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Evaluation of the Market Impact of the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides

2010 | This analysis, conducted on behalf of ASHRAE, focuses on the guides for small office buildings, small retail buildings, K-12 schools, and small warehouse/self storage facilities. Also see the presentation of final results. MORE

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Focus on Energy: PowerCost Monitor Study

2010 | If consumers are given immediate feedback on their electricity consumption, will they make changes that reduce their consumption? That was the primary question the Energy Center of Wisconsin sought to answer for Focus on Energy through a study of the PowerCost Monitor™ feedback device. MORE

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Electricity Savings Opportunities for Home Electronics and Other Plug-In Devices in Minnesota Homes: A Technical and Behavioral Field Assessment

2010 | This report summarizes an investigation of electricity savings opportunities in Minnesota homes related to home electronics and other plug-in devices. Datasets Three datasets from this research are also available for public use. Energy researchers are most likely to find these data of... MORE

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If we ramp up, will they come? Assessing employer and workforce readiness to accelerate energy efficiency in three Midwestern states

2010 | In this ACEEE paper, Marge Anderson, Claire Cowan and Nick Sayen discuss the Energy Center's research of energy efficiency program planning efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois as these states respond to the ever-increasing demand for a skilled workforce. MORE

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A Review and Analysis of Existing Studies of the Energy Efficiency Resource Potential in the Midwest

2009 | A Policy White Paper in Support of the Midwestern Governors Association Energy and Climate Change Platform. Have recent studies of energy efficiency potential in the Midwest underestimated our efficiency resource? This paper reviews the results from energy efficiency potential studies... MORE

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Habits, Adjustments, or Acquisitions: What Behaviors Will Minnesotans Change to Stay Above Average?

2009 | At the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference (November 2009), Scott Pigg and Ingo Bensch presented preliminary findings from a field study that points to untapped opportunities for residential energy savings. MORE

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Energy efficiency and demand response potential for Iowa Municipal Utilities for the years 2012 and 2018

2009 | By 2012 Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities members could save 58.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electric energy per year, reduce peak electric demand by 14.5 megawatts (MW), and save 869,000 therms of natural gas/propane per year through cost-effective energy efficiency initiatives. These... MORE

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Ten-year update: emissions and economic analysis of geothermal heat pumps in Wisconsin

2009 | This analysis determines the cost-effectiveness and environmental impact of geothermal heat pump systems. We used building models to compare geothermal systems with conventional systems in otherwise identical buildings. This study is an update of the study completed in 2000: Emissions and... MORE

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Energy Efficiency and Customer-Sited Renewable Resource Potential in Wisconsin for the Years 2012 and 2018 (Wisconsin Potential Study)

2009 | This technical and policy analysis was performed to determine the amount of energy use that can be displaced through efficiency programs and other initiatives. Prepared on behalf of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to inform program goals, priorities and funding levels. MORE

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