Initiatives

06.07.16 | DOWNLOAD THE REPORT We conducted an in-depth study of 100 high energy consumption homes in Minnesota. The goal was to help conservation program managers better understand the factors contributing to high usage, quantify the energy savings potential...
08.11.14 | MadCity BECCsters An offshoot of the Behavior Energy and Climate Conference, MadCity BECCsters is a Madison, Wisconsin area forum for energy and sustainability professionals interested in human behavior. We meet on the first Thursday of the month...

Publications

10.10.17 | Download the report Prepared for Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Prepared by Illume Advising, LLC and Seventhwave. A recently completed CARD research project led by ILLUME Advising addressed the barriers small...
07.21.16 | We conducted an in-depth study of 100 high energy consumption homes in Minnesota. The goal was to help conservation program managers better understand the factors contributing to high usage, quantify the energy savings potential associated with...
12.12.16 | Article by Jeannette LeZaks and Ingo Bensch, Home Energy Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015.
05.27.15 | Prepared by Cool Choices and Seventhwave (formerly Energy Center of Wisconsin).
03.22.17 | Minnesota Power is a winter peaking investor-owned electric utility with ~145,000 customers in its ~26,000 square mile service territory that covers central and northeastern Minnesota. The utility's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project...
06.04.13 | This report summarizes findings from a billing analysis and participant interviews a year after the end of the game at Miron Construction. Participants scored by taking and reporting sustainable actions related to energy, water, indoor air quality,...
08.22.12 | The Energy Center analyzed the impact of a game implemented by Cool Choices for employees at Miron Construction Company in 2011.
06.17.13 | Communiques from the 2007 Midwest Energy Survey.
06.17.13 | Presented by Ingo Bensch at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, California, November 19, 2008.
12.06.12 | Public attitudes about climate change have implications for advocates of energy efficiency and climate-friendly actions. The Energy Center examined what current attitudes about climate change mean for the use of climate messages to motivate energy...

Videos

06.23.16 | Playlist features a variety of presentations.
12.19.13 | Seventhwave (formerly the Energy Center of Wisconsin), with the funding support of the Minnesota Office of Energy Security and Minnesota Power Company, directed a timely consumer electronics field study on behaviors and usage patterns of homes...

Webinars

09.13.16 | 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...
01.06.15 | As a result of this webinar, you will be able to: Describe various approaches organizations are currently using to engage employees in initiatives that save energy, reduce water use and advance other environmental sustainability goals. Explain how...
12.04.14 | 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...
06.26.12 | Hear what residential customers in Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the nation had to say about energy topics! Join Ingo Bensch for a webinar on the Energy Center of Wisconsin's latest research on consumer perceptions and actions concerning their energy...
01.26.10 | View the webinar on-demand: U.S. households are plugged in—there are now about 25 consumer electronic products in every household, compared with just three in 1980. A year-long field study in Minnesota sheds new light on the make-up of this...

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