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Utilities and regulators increasingly rely on behavior change programs as essential parts of their demand side management (DSM) portfolios. This report evaluates the effectiveness of currently available programs, focusing on programs that have been assessed for energy savings. This report focuses on behavior change programs that primarily rely on social-science-based strategies instead of traditional approaches such as incentives, rebates, pricing, or legal and policy strategies. The objective is to help program administrators choose effective behavior change programs for their specific purposes.
Monitor the effectiveness of contractor and workforce development efforts, motivate improvement, address low performers, and adapt on a regular basis.
Communicate program results to contractor partners and workforce development stakeholders.
This database provides comprehensive information on state, federal, local, and utility incentives and policies that are in place to support renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Develop processes, strategies, and procedures to continuously improve your organization’s operations and position in the market.
Publicize benefits and lessons learned resulting from your organization’s success in the market.
Monitor the effectiveness of marketing and outreach strategies and adapt as needed.
Improve your program’s efficiency and effectiveness through regular information collection, assessment, decision-making, adaptation, and communication.
Communicate marketing and outreach results internally and to partners.
Presentation on how Michigan Saves realigned its incentives to encourage more projects with significant energy savings potential.
This case study discusses how Clean Energy Works Oregon (now Enhabit) used performance-based incentives, limited-time bonus rebates, early financing approvals, and seasonal advantages to broaden its program reach and increase home upgrade completions.
This peer exchange call summary focused on strategies and challenges of working with rental property owners and tenants on multifamily upgrades.
Two visual flow charts, one that illustrates the process starting with customer interest to final incentive payment, and another that illustrates the program's quality assurance process.