Building Technology, Whole Building

Residential Energy Savings Potential in Better Walls

11 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on pnnl.gov on Oct. 31, 2019. Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are leading an effort that ultimately could result in residential homes that are tighter and better insulated, blocking cold air and moisture that cause higher energy bills and reduce homeowner comfort. PNNL is joined in the three-year […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

As Utility Rates Rise Energy Conservation Becomes a Better Bargain

24 Nov , 2014  

Xcel Energy and MidAmerican Energy are both seeking permission from state regulators to increase the rates they charge Sioux Falls customers. Xcel Energy wants to raise its electricity rates by 8 percent, while MidAmerican is seeking an average 3.5 percent increase for natural gas customers.

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Opower Focuses on Behavioral Science to Nudge Homeowners to Efficiency

22 Sep , 2014  


How do you get energy customers to make smart and meaningful choices when they might not care very much about it? This is a challenge recently-public energy-efficiency program administrator Opower confronts every day.

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