Advanced metering devices and new feedback technologies are opening up a wide range of novel opportunities for making energy consumption more visible and for engaging individuals in more thoughtful energy use practices. Several recent studies suggest that feedback-induced energy savings can be significant (Darby 2006, EPRI 2009) ranging from 4 to 12 percent depending on the technologies employed, the characteristics of the program, and other relevant factors (Ehrhardt-Martinez et al. 2010). This presentation uses data from a meta-review of 57 different feedback initiatives to identify the level of electricity savings associated with different types of feedback and discuss important program characteristics that can enhance feedback-related savings.
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