Advanced Metering and Behavior

(Blog Post - 4/25/2018)
US homes can lower their energy use by up to one-sixth simply by incorporating smart technologies, according to our new report, Energy Impacts of Smart Home Technologies. In addition, these technologies — a combination of software, sensors, and...
(Document - 4/16/2018)
Homeowners and renters are increasingly using technologies like smart thermostats and smart lighting, appliances, and outlets to enhance comfort and convenience. But these are not the only benefits. Smart technologies can also optimize a home’s...
(Document - 10/11/2017)
How can home energy assessments lead to more energy efficiency upgrades? Using a behavioral science approach to answer this question, we conducted an online experiment with nearly 2,000 American homeowners and explored the latest research on...
(Document - 10/11/2017)
Do you do home energy assessments? This one-page tips sheet is designed to help you communicate with homeowners to maximize the effectiveness of the assessment. It is based on a behavioral sciences perspective and summarizes the conclusions of the...
(Blog Post - 10/11/2017)
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...
(Blog Post - 10/18/2016)
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...
(Document - 10/18/2016)
Behavior change programs are becoming a common method for reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency. But what types of programs are out there, why do they work (or fail to work), and how effective are they? This report updates the...
(Document - 9/15/2016)
These comments were submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to the proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program for the Clean Power Plan, Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0033.
(Document - 4/20/2015)
This version is out of date! Click here for the updated SUPR 2. EPA’s Clean Power Plan allows states to pick from many pollution-reducing technologies and policies—including energy efficiency—when designing their compliance plans. What are the costs...
(Blog Post - 7/7/2014)
After work, to unwind, I like to turn on the TV. There is just something about watching people escape from zombies or write 1960s advertising slogans that takes my mind off my day’s work. After I’m all caught up on the soapy cable dramas, though, I...