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It’s not just about money. People invest in home energy upgrades for a variety of reasons, including reconstruction after heavy storms. Our new report explores their motivations and unveils, based partly on a representative survey of nearly 2,000 homeowners, the best strategies for encouraging them to invest in energy efficiency.
Why do some people take action to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprints while others do not? Environmental psychologists, behavioral economists and other social scientists have all investigated this question, and come up with a variety of answers.
Our new guide helps separate the Pikachus from the Digletts of energy efficiency behavior-change programs
In the energy efficiency world, programs that reduce energy use by targeting human behavior are relatively few, but proliferating quickly. In 2013, some US states claimed as much as 28% of their energy efficiency savings from behavior change programs. Like Pokémon Go characters in the wild, some behavior change programs are common, well-known, and seen everywhere. Others are rare and largely unknown.
Washington, D.C. — Today the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a roadmap report on improving energy in the municipal water and wastewater industry. This report documents the results of a roadmap workshop held in July 2004 that brought together 50 leading experts in water, wastewater, and energy, and provides recommendations on steps that can be taken to make the industry more sustainable.