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Energy Efficiency Requires Merging Technology and Occupant Behavior

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A funny thing happened on the way to the technological future: Occupants showed us that their behavior is crucial to energy savings. Continue reading

Your Avatar Is Saving Energy, Are You?

Psychology researcher Jeremy Bailenson has someone who will convince you to save energy. That someone is the virtual you.

Behavior Modification Could Explain Why Window Inserts Beat Predictions

Energy models apply the laws of physics, but the hazy laws of psychology might be behind surprising test results of window insulation. Continue reading

App Promotes Energy Competition Among Friends and Groups on Facebook

Opower facebook graph comparing home energy use

Opower and NRDC announced a new app that uses smart meter data to let residents compare their energy consumption to that of their friends on Facebook. Initially 16 utilities are participating.