WIT Press


Online Audits And Energy Using Behavior

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CI040111

Volume

31

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

328 kb

Author(s)

K. Tiedemann

Abstract

During the past ten years, there has been an increasing realization that reducing household energy use and the resulting harmful emissions are not primarily a technological or engineering problem. Cost effective technologies that could reduce household energy use and emissions are widely available, but they are used by only a minority of households. Inadequate customer information on the nature and benefits of energy-efficient technologies is a key barrier to the greater use of these technologies that can be addressed through online customer information mechanisms. BC Hydro’s Home Energy Profile program is a computerized, online self audit that provides customers with detailed information on their energy consumption by end use together with recommendations on how the customer can reduce energy consumption in a cost effective manner. This paper estimates the quantitative impact of the progr

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