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Title: 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%.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Cadmus Group, Waltham, MA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1169791
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR--7A40-62497
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
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
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; EVALUATION; VERIFICATION RESIDENTIAL; ENERGY USE; BEHAVIOR-BASED; BB; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; EM&V; EVALUATION; MEASUREMENT; VERIFICATION; MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION; M&V