Chapter 17: Residential Behavior Protocol
Residential behavior-based (BB) programs use strategies grounded in the behavioral social sciences to influence household energy use. Strategies may include providing households with real-time or delayed feedback about their energy use; supplying energy-efficiency education and tips; rewarding households for reducing their energy use; comparing households to their peers; and establishing games, tournaments, and competitions. BB programs often target multiple energy end uses and encourage energy savings, demand savings, or both. Savings from BB programs are usually a small percentage of energy use, typically less than 5%.
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- Related Information: Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures; Period of Performance September 2011 - December 2014; Work performed by the Cadmus Group, Waltham, Massachusetts, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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