Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin

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To explore ways to reduce customer barriers and increase home retrofit completions, several different existing home retrofit models have been implemented in the state of Wisconsin. This study compared these programs' performance in terms of savings per home and program cost per home to assess the relative cost-effectiveness of each program design. However, given the many variations in these different programs, it is difficult to establish a fair comparison based on only a small number of metrics. Therefore, the overall purpose of the study is to document these programs' performance in a case study approach to look at general patterns ... continued below

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Cunningham, K. & Hannigan, E. March 1, 2013.

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To explore ways to reduce customer barriers and increase home retrofit completions, several different existing home retrofit models have been implemented in the state of Wisconsin. This study compared these programs' performance in terms of savings per home and program cost per home to assess the relative cost-effectiveness of each program design. However, given the many variations in these different programs, it is difficult to establish a fair comparison based on only a small number of metrics. Therefore, the overall purpose of the study is to document these programs' performance in a case study approach to look at general patterns of these metrics and other variables within the context of each program. This information can be used by energy efficiency program administrators and implementers to inform home retrofit program design. Six different program designs offered in Wisconsin for single-family energy efficiency improvements were included in the study. For each program, the research team provided information about the programs' approach and goals, characteristics, achievements and performance. The program models were then compared with performance results -- program cost and energy savings -- to help understand the overall strengths and weaknesses or challenges of each model.

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  • Related Information: Work performed by NorthernSTAR Building America Partnership, St. Paul, Minnesota

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO-102013-3886
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1071985 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1071985
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc845215

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Cunningham, K. & Hannigan, E. Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin, report, March 1, 2013; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845215/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.