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Energy Efficiency in Buildings : Behavioral Issues.

Author: Committee on Behavioral and Social Aspects of Energy Consumption and Production, National Research Council.; Paul C. Stern.
Publisher: National Academies Press 1985.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Committee on Behavioral and Social Aspects of Energy Consumption and Production, National Research Council.; Paul C. Stern.
ISBN: 1280261099 9781280261091 9780309582223 0309582229
OCLC Number: 744953910
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: COVER --
COPYRIGHT --
TABLE OF CONTENTS --
PREFACE --
CHAPTER 1 ENERGY CONSERVATION POLICY AND BEHAVIOR --
THE HUMAN DIMENSION OF ENERGY USE --
ABOUT THIS REPORT --
BEHAVIORAL QUESTIONS RELATED TO CONSERVATION PROGRAMS FOR BUILDINGS --
Information Programs --
Incentive Programs --
Standards --
Technological Research and Development --
CHAPTER 2 METHODS FOR ANSWERING BEHAVIORAL QUESTIONS --
SIX ANALYTIC METHODS --
Traditional Energy Demand Models --
Analysis of Existing Data --
Surveys --
Ethnographic Methods --
Small-Scale Controlled Experiments --
Evaluation Research --
A STRATEGY FOR ASSESSING BEHAVIORAL ISSUES --
USING BEHAVIORAL METHODS TO ANALYZE POLICY ISSUES --
Information and Information Programs --
Incentive Programs --
Standards --
Technological Research and Development --
CHAPTER 3 THE EFFECTIVENESS OF RESIDENTIAL CONSERVATION INCENTIVES --
CRITERIA OF EFFECTIVENESS --
EFFECTS OF THE SIZE AND TYPE OF INCENTIVE --
Surveys of Preference --
Participation in Incentive Programs --
Conclusions --
NONFINANCIAL FEATURES OF INCENTIVE PROGRAMS --
EFFECTIVENESS OF INCENTIVES IN THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING SECTOR --
Low-Income Participation in Incentive Programs --
Incentive Programs for Low-Income Households --
CONCLUSIONS --
CHAPTER 4 INFORMATION-BASED HOME RETROFIT PROGRAMS --
HOW CAN A PROGRAM BE DESIGNED SO THAT THE INFORMATION IT OFFERS IS USED? --
HOW CAN A PROGRAM BE DESIGNED TO SPREAD INFORMATION WIDELY? --
HOW CAN THE EFFECTS OF A PROGRAM BE FORECAST? --
HOW CAN THE EFFECTS OF A PROGRAM BE ASSESSED ACCURATELY? --
TO WHAT CAN PROGRAM EFFECTS BE ATTRIBUTED? --
RECOMMENDATIONS --
CHAPTER 5 HOME ENERGY RATINGS --
CHARACTERISTICS OF AN IDEAL HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEM --
QUESTIONS ABOUT DESIGNING RATINGS --
In What Units Should a Rating be Presented? --
How Much Precision Should a Home Energy Rating Offer? --
Should a Rating Explicitly Estimate the Effects of Retrofits? --
What Energy Uses Should a Rating Reflect? --
QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLEMENTING RATING PROGRAMS --
Who Should Rate Homes? --
What are the Key Institutions for Getting a Rating System Accepted? --
What Other Institutional Arrangements Might Strengthen a Rating System? --
DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE HOME ENERGY RATING SYSTEMS --
What to Test --
How to Conduct a Test --
How to Assess Outcomes --
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS --
CHAPTER 6 PREDICTED AND ACTUAL ENERGY SAVINGS FROM HOME RETROFITS --
RESEARCH STRATEGY --
THE FIRST STAGE OF RESEARCH --
Measuring Retrofits --
Assessing Engineering Models in Practice --
Other Direct Measures --
Self-Reported Behavior --
GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCH DESIGN.

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