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Title: Energy efficiency and the misuse of programmable thermostats: The effectiveness of crowdsourcing for understanding household behavior

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Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1251810
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Research and Social Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-10-04 21:25:42; Journal ID: ISSN 2214-6296
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Pritoni, Marco, Meier, Alan K., Aragon, Cecilia, Perry, Daniel, and Peffer, Therese. Energy efficiency and the misuse of programmable thermostats: The effectiveness of crowdsourcing for understanding household behavior. Netherlands: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2015.06.002.
Pritoni, Marco, Meier, Alan K., Aragon, Cecilia, Perry, Daniel, & Peffer, Therese. Energy efficiency and the misuse of programmable thermostats: The effectiveness of crowdsourcing for understanding household behavior. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2015.06.002.
Pritoni, Marco, Meier, Alan K., Aragon, Cecilia, Perry, Daniel, and Peffer, Therese. Wed . "Energy efficiency and the misuse of programmable thermostats: The effectiveness of crowdsourcing for understanding household behavior". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.erss.2015.06.002.
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journal = {Energy Research and Social Science},
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place = {Netherlands},
year = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Wed Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
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