Communication of Energy Efficiency Information to Remodelers: Lessons From Current Practice
The effective communication of energy efficiency and building science information to remodeling contractors is achieved through varying formats, timelines, and modes depending on who is delivering the information, who is intended to receive it, and what technical, intellectual,and time resources the recipients have at their disposal. Determining what type of communication is effective does not lend itself to a clearly quantifiable test but rather a qualitative one. That qualitative judgment can be supported by the research of current practices deemed effective for one or more of the following reasons: it has led to the successful completion of a certifying test or other evaluation, it has been widely used for the remodeling industry, it has been considered effective by a sampling of remodeling contractors, and/or it has proven effective in the field for the BARA team. These criteria were used to create a select list of communications to be further analyzed to determine why they are effective and how less successful formats or strategies can be revised for greater effectiveness.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
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- Related Information: Building Media and the Building America Retrofit Alliance (BARA), Wilmington, Delaware
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION COMMUNICATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; BUILDING SCIENCE INFORMATION; BUILDING AMERICA; RESIDENTIAL; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; Building America; Electricity, Resources, and Buildings Systems; Buildings
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