Energizing the Energy Policy Process: The Impact of Evaluation

By Roberta W. Walsh; John G. Heilman | Go to book overview
Save to active project

3
Promoting Energy-Efficient
Home Construction:
The Impacts of Alternative
Policy Instruments 1

Marilyn A. Brown, Pamela Brandis, Bruce Cody, and Philipp Degens

Editors' Note: The issue of cost-effectiveness is central to energy program evaluation. This chapter and the next four address issues relating to cost-effectiveness. An issue that comes to the fore in this chapter has to do with sectoral emphasis. Depending on whether program design emphasizes a market-based approach or an approach based in the public sector, different issues come into focus and different socio- economic consequences may flow for program participants. The authors use the cost-effectiveness criterion as a basis for comparing two very different policy approaches aimed at promoting energy efficiency in the home construction industry. The first is a market-driven approach that relies on consumer demand to stimulate energy efficient construction practices. The second, a regulatory approach, incorporates the desired practices into the code structure. This chapter presents the state-of-the-art in methodologies for measuring participation and savings derived from the comparison.

This chapter assesses the relative effectiveness of codes and marketing as alternative approaches to promoting energy-efficient new homes. Insights are drawn primarily from comparing and contrasting the ex

-27-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Energizing the Energy Policy Process: The Impact of Evaluation
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 246

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?