High energy users in single-family homes present the greatest opportunities for energy and cost savings, yet relatively little is known about what is happening in these homes or how energy efficiency and utility programs can engage these consumers.
Join us to hear the results of a groundbreaking field study of 100 high-consumption homes in Minnesota. We will discuss possible causes and the technical and behavioral opportunities to reduce usage.
We will also introduce the households we studied to provide a holistic introduction to this utility customer group.
Who should watch?
Energy efficiency program managers and designers
Utility program and customer service managers
Researchers in the energy efficiency field
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.
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.
Ingo has 20 years of experience in program evaluation and market and behavioral research. He led an evaluation of a gamification-based sustainability program in Wisconsin, a study of high energy-using households in Minnesota, and a behavior-focused professional group in Madison. He uses in-depth interviewing techniques to unravel the strands motivating energy related actions and quantitative surveys to explore solutions to energy challenges on a larger scale. His impact studies on game-based sustainability efforts in workplaces and communities are breaking new ground in evaluating the impact of behavioral efforts by combining insights from player scores, interviews and a billing analysis.
Ingo has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Science-Technology Studies from Stanford University and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University.
This project was supported in part 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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