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Behavior Wedge Profile Description – CMB 2013 Presentation

Behavior Wedge Profile Assessments can be provided in a relatively inexpensive manner through the use of existing data sources and through a collective, one-time investment in the development of the underlying model. The use of existing data sources from the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. Bureau of the Census (among other sources) eliminates the need for developing, fielding and analyzing unique, city-specific surveys as a means of data collection and assessment. While the full development of the estimation model for all seven sectors is likely to be expensive, it represents a one-time investment with potential application in an unlimited number of cities. The Garrison Institute is working with a set of USDN member cities to develop and refine the Behavior Wedge Assessment Model and Profile Reports to assess behavioral opportunities for reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions in the residential and commercial building sectors.

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