The demise of residential new construction programs: Is there life after death?

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Based on an evaluation of 10 residential new construction programs sponsored by investor-owned utilities in the US, the authors find that many of these programs are in dire straits and are in danger of being discontinued because they are not cost-effective. They believe that the cost-effectiveness of residential new construction programs can be improved by: (1) reducing program marketing costs and developing more effective marketing strategies; (2) promoting technologies and advanced building design practices significantly exceeding state and federal standards; (3) recognizing these programs` role in increasing compliance by participants with existing state building codes; and (4) obtaining an energy-savings ... continued below

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Vine, E.L. May 1, 1995.

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Based on an evaluation of 10 residential new construction programs sponsored by investor-owned utilities in the US, the authors find that many of these programs are in dire straits and are in danger of being discontinued because they are not cost-effective. They believe that the cost-effectiveness of residential new construction programs can be improved by: (1) reducing program marketing costs and developing more effective marketing strategies; (2) promoting technologies and advanced building design practices significantly exceeding state and federal standards; (3) recognizing these programs` role in increasing compliance by participants with existing state building codes; and (4) obtaining an energy-savings credit for program spillover (market transformation) impacts. The issues involved in evaluating residential new construction programs will be challenging as evaluators attempt to quantify the savings from program spillover.

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  • 7. international conference on energy program evaluation: uses, methods and results, Chicago, IL (United States), 23-25 Aug 1995

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  • Other: DE98001376
  • Report No.: LBL--36976
  • Report No.: CONF-950817--
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 567360
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc697712

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Vine, E.L. The demise of residential new construction programs: Is there life after death?, article, May 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc697712/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.