Scouting for residential electricity savings
Free on-demand webcast (originally broadcast Wednesday, January 27, 2010) | Length: 83 min
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 growing electrical load and behavioral opportunities to curb the growth.
In this webinar, co-principal investigators Scott Pigg and Ingo Bensch present results from "Plugging into savings," a field research project funded by the Minnesota Office of Energy Security and Minnesota Power Company. Scott and Ingo will share results on:
- in-home metering data on active-mode and standby power draws and electricity consumption for more than 700 devices in 50 homes;
- prevalence of opportunities to reduce electricity waste (such as enabling computer power management), with estimated savings;
- interview results about what consumers are willing (and unwilling) to undertake in the way of in-home savings strategies; and,
- implications for energy efficiency programs.
Gain insights to help residential energy consumers manage their plugged-in electronics and slay their energy vampires.
Who should watch?
This presentation is designed for executives, regulators, legislators, residential energy efficiency program managers, and advocates and professionals in the energy field.
About the series
We are moved to accelerate our work by a growing sense of urgency driven by global climate change. This free webinar series showcases our recent projects, papers, research and other efforts to position efficiency as our nation's first energy resource.