Topic: behavior change

Initiatives

Seventhwavers at ACEEE Summer Study
08.05.16 | 2016 PAPERS AND VIDEO SHORTS: Codes don’t always get enforced, but contracts do: changing the procurement paradigm to drive building energy performance / by Adam McMillen, et al. Verified! How performance-based procurement can boost new... MORE
Energy efficiency opportunities for homes with high usage
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... MORE
MadCity BECCsters
08.11.14 | 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 to share research,... MORE

Publications

Statewide commercial behavior segmentation and potential study
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... MORE
Energy efficiency opportunities for homes with high usage: market characterization and customer engagement strategies
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... MORE
When above average is not good enough: results from a study of high-energy-using homes in Minnesota
12.12.16 | Article by Jeannette LeZaks and Ingo Bensch, Home Energy Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015. MORE
Find and flip: motivating high energy users to save energy
05.27.15 | Prepared by Cool Choices and Seventhwave (formerly Energy Center of Wisconsin). MORE
SGIG consumer behavior study: Minnesota Power AMI behavioral research pilot
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... MORE
Identifying the impacts of Cool Choices' game at Miron Construction: energy savings from player actions
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,... MORE
Miron Construction's iChoose Game: results of a post-game survey and analysis
08.22.12 | The Energy Center analyzed the impact of a game implemented by Cool Choices for employees at Miron Construction Company in 2011. MORE
Communiques from the 2007 Midwest Energy Survey
06.17.13 | Communiques from the 2007 Midwest Energy Survey. MORE
Behavior Change for the Climate: Is the Public Thinking What We’re Thinking?
06.17.13 | Presented by Ingo Bensch at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference, Sacramento, California, November 19, 2008. MORE
Is Climate Change a Good Thing? Opportunities and Barriers to Using Climate Change to Motivate Efficiency
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... MORE

Videos

MadCity BECCsters: various presentations
06.23.16 | Playlist features a variety of presentations. MORE
Energy efficiency opportunities for homes with high usage
06.22.16 | MORE
Scouting for residential electricity savings (project overview)
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... MORE

Webinars

Move existing manufactured homes toward efficiency
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... MORE
Supercharge sustainability with employee engagement and games
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... MORE
Residential high energy users: causes and opportunities
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... MORE
Midwest Energy Survey: tracking household perceptions and actions
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... MORE
Scouting for residential electrical savings
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... MORE