Estimated that a typical manufactured home could achieve net savings of $279 per year if all buyers took advantage of energy efficient measures that produced net savings.
Carrico’s 2011 paper seeks to provide an accessible, brief summary for policymakers of the key findings of behavioral and social science studies on household energy behavior.
Discusses opportunities for change in households and organizations, and identifies opportunities that have been underused in much of energy policy. The paper suggests design principles for interventions by governments and other organizations.
Analyzed the complex influences on individual behavior and the challenges of designing and implementing large scale, effective interventions for reducing energy use.