Validating the Impact of Programmable Thermostats

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Date Published

January 1, 2007

Abstract

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to sunset the ENERGY STAR® labeling for programmable thermostats. To help provide meaningful input into this issue, GasNetworks authorized RLW to conduct a survey supported billing analysis on a large sample of participants in the GasNetworks EnergyStar® Qualified Thermostat Rebate Program. The project used a test-control experimental design to help control for extraneous variables yielding net program impacts from the analysis. The primary objective was to calculate the net average annual gas energy savings for programmable thermostat program participants.

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RLW Analytics, Inc.