The manufactured home market offers an affordable housing option—and sometimes the only option—for many would-be homeowners. Residents of manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes) are more likely to be low-income than residents of other single-family homes, and energy costs may comprise a larger portion of their monthly expenses.
Seventhwave recently conducted a large-scale field study of Minnesota’s manufactured homes to identify energy savings potential and help inform energy efficiency programs that will save residents money. The study included a telephone survey of more than 600 residents of manufactured homes as well as detailed on-site data collection of nearly 100 homes.
In this webinar, we will discuss our research methodology and summarize key findings that can inform energy programs for this particular segment of residential customers.
Jeannette believes that the solutions to our energy challenges necessitate a multi-faceted approach. Her experience reflects that belief, as she brings a comprehensive background in energy systems analysis. Her work at Seventhwave focuses on applied and technical research examining how people use energy, and hopes that this knowledge will serve to advance energy efficiency and sustainability. She serves as a volunteer member on the City of Madison's Sustainable Madison Commission.
Jeannette has a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a Master's degree focusing on Energy Analysis and Policy from the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at UW-Madison.
Scott's obsession with data and technology monitoring serves him well in the field research and statistical analysis projects he leads. Scott designs and implements studies assessing energy efficiency and renewable energy market opportunities and strategies. He conducts numerous monitoring studies designed to reveal how well energy efficient equipment functions in the field. He also leads our residential building performance research activities.
Scott has a Master of Science Degree in Land Resources with a certificate in Energy Analysis and Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This project was made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources through the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program, which is funded by Minnesota ratepayers.
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