01 Aug '17, 3pm

Who Invests in Energy Efficiency and Why?

Who Invests in Energy Efficiency and Why?

also found an income effect as well as an education effect among households participating in California utility rebate programs (households with higher levels of education were more likely to participate). Note that income and education are usually highly correlated. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies found , after controlling for age and income, that households that moved within the past three years spent about one-third more on home improvements than otherwise similar non-movers. In a forthcoming ACEEE report, we find more interest in making energy efficiency investments among households with children and homeowners in the 30-34 age bracket relative to younger and older households. Costanzo et al. found that more mundane factors also play an important role, such as home ownership, ownership of home technologies, and the presence of a household member able to pe...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2017/07/who-invests-energy-efficien...

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