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Title: Utility bill comprehension in the commercial and industrialsector: results of field research

Abstract

This paper presents the results of interviews conducted with 44 business people in 10 states to examine the use of the utility bill as an information mechanism for providing businesses with the relationship between energy consumption and cost. Our results indicate that there are significant barriers to the use of the utility bill as an information tool for energy consumers. Furthermore, we found significant variations among respondents in the information desired from the bill, and differences in decision-making criteria for investments aimed at reducing energy consumption and for those aimed at other forms of waste minimization. These results call into question the applicability of standard market theories in the purchase of energy by most businesses.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director, Office of Science; Environmental ProtectionAgency
OSTI Identifier:
925403
Report Number(s):
LBNL-45389
R&D Project: 43AK03; TRN: US200807%%333
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy2000 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Asilomar, CA, August20-25, 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32; BUSINESS; DECISION MAKING; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; INDUSTRY; MARKET; MINIMIZATION; WASTES; Utility Bill Feedback Comprehension

Citation Formats

Payne, Christopher T. Utility bill comprehension in the commercial and industrialsector: results of field research. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Payne, Christopher T. Utility bill comprehension in the commercial and industrialsector: results of field research. United States.
Payne, Christopher T. Fri . "Utility bill comprehension in the commercial and industrialsector: results of field research". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/925403.
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abstractNote = {This paper presents the results of interviews conducted with 44 business people in 10 states to examine the use of the utility bill as an information mechanism for providing businesses with the relationship between energy consumption and cost. Our results indicate that there are significant barriers to the use of the utility bill as an information tool for energy consumers. Furthermore, we found significant variations among respondents in the information desired from the bill, and differences in decision-making criteria for investments aimed at reducing energy consumption and for those aimed at other forms of waste minimization. These results call into question the applicability of standard market theories in the purchase of energy by most businesses.},
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