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Behaving Ourselves: How Behavior Change Insights Are Being Applied to Energy Efficiency Programs

While there is growing interest in applying behavior change to the energy efficiency context, there is often a great deal of uncertainty about how behavior strategies are incorporated, or could be incorporated, into efficiency programs and what tools may be useful in this work. The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)…

California IOUs Behavior Definition Proposed to CPUC

This document outlines the definition of behavioral programs proposed to the CPUC by the California IOUs in 2013-2014.

Behavior, Energy, & Climate Change - Policy Directions, Program Innovations, and Research Paths

A variety of behavioral influences have driven new innovations and contributed to changing patterns of energy consumption and technology adaptation. This paper dicusses policy, programs, and research paths having to do with behavior.

Integrating More Behavior Change Strategies into a Portfolio

When we consider energy usage behavior broadly -as in investment behaviors, operations and maintenance behaviors, and habitual behaviors - behavior change is the target of nearly every energy efficiency program operated by program administrators of ratepayer funds. Over the past 30 years, however, program administrators have concentrated on investment behavior…

Bonneville Power Administration Residential Behavior Based Energy Efficiency Program Profiles 2011

BPA’s goal is to enable, validate and increase the amount and persistence of energy savings achieved through BBEE programs in the Northwest. To accomplish this goal BPA is focused on three near-term objectives: 1. Monitor and assess national and regional behavior based energy efficiency (BBEE) programs and activities, identify and promote…

I Can Do It! The Role of Self-Efficacy in Motivating Changes in Attitudes and Behavior Relating to Energy Efficiency and Renewables (Abstract Only)

There have been very few effective messages to motivate consumers and businesses to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Following on focus group research regarding willingness to participate in a green energy program, the authors began to investigate self-efficacy as a possible predictor of response to green energy programs.…

Automatic Setback Thermostats: Measure Persistence and Customer Behavior

This report presents findings from a telephone survey of 100 customers living in gas-heated premises where programmable clock thermostats were installed free-of-charge by Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG). Only the summary is available.

Education That Changes Behavior: The Impacts of the BOC Program (Abstract Only)

The Building Operators Training and Certification (BOC) Program is an educational course for commercial and industrial building operators and facility managers that is now offered in sixteen states. This paper discusses a methodology used to estimate energy impacts from the training program. A key component of the method-surveys of students…

Drivers of CFL Purchase Behavior and Satisfaction: What Makes a Consumer Buy (Abstract Only)

Residential lighting market transformation efforts have been ongoing since the late 1990s and have resulted in substantial increases in CFL sales in many regions. To guide its ongoing market intervention strategy, the Alliance sought to better understand the drivers of satisfaction and future purchase intent among CFL consumers via a…

2015 CEE Behavior Program Summary - Public Version

This is the public version of the CEE Behavior Program Summary, which provides an overview of members' behavioral programs and related evaluations.