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Title: Residential windows: Haven't we been transforming markets all along?

Abstract

As utilities in California and across the nation face regulatory restructuring, new policies have resulted in a re-focusing of efficiency programs toward the objectives of market transformation. Utilities, efficiency organization, and policy-makers are responding by trying to determine what the market effects of past demand-side management (DSM) programs have been so they can learn from mistakes and build upon accomplishments for further transformation. This is a difficult task because DSM programs have been evaluated in terms of least-cost resource acquisition, not in terms of their success at changing markets for energy-efficient products and services. This paper summarizes a scoping-level study of the possible market effects of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG and E's) activities throughout the 1990s aimed at influencing the residential windows market. These activities have been more diverse than many traditional utility DSM programs, encompassing research, development, and demonstration (RD and D), marketing and education (including window labeling), financial incentive programs, and participation in drafting building energy efficiency standards. The paper describes these utility activities and begins to evaluate their effectiveness at shifting the residential windows market in northern and central California toward more energy-efficient technologies.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Solutions, Oakland, CA (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20006390
Report Number(s):
CONF-980815-
TRN: IM200007%%446
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1998 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA (US), 08/23/1998--08/28/1998; Other Information: 10 volume set available for $200.00; PBD: 1998; Related Information: In: 1998 ACEEE summer study on energy efficiency in buildings: Proceedings, [3100] pages.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS; WINDOWS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; MARKET; PROGRAM MANAGEMENT; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; BUILDING CODES

Citation Formats

Kulakowski, S.L., Rufo, M.W., and Schwab, S.R. Residential windows: Haven't we been transforming markets all along?. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Kulakowski, S.L., Rufo, M.W., & Schwab, S.R. Residential windows: Haven't we been transforming markets all along?. United States.
Kulakowski, S.L., Rufo, M.W., and Schwab, S.R. Wed . "Residential windows: Haven't we been transforming markets all along?". United States.
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abstractNote = {As utilities in California and across the nation face regulatory restructuring, new policies have resulted in a re-focusing of efficiency programs toward the objectives of market transformation. Utilities, efficiency organization, and policy-makers are responding by trying to determine what the market effects of past demand-side management (DSM) programs have been so they can learn from mistakes and build upon accomplishments for further transformation. This is a difficult task because DSM programs have been evaluated in terms of least-cost resource acquisition, not in terms of their success at changing markets for energy-efficient products and services. This paper summarizes a scoping-level study of the possible market effects of Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG and E's) activities throughout the 1990s aimed at influencing the residential windows market. These activities have been more diverse than many traditional utility DSM programs, encompassing research, development, and demonstration (RD and D), marketing and education (including window labeling), financial incentive programs, and participation in drafting building energy efficiency standards. The paper describes these utility activities and begins to evaluate their effectiveness at shifting the residential windows market in northern and central California toward more energy-efficient technologies.},
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