Behavioral Energy Management 101

Abstract

For decades we have worked to engineer the actions of building occupants out of the energy equation.  While we’ve been very successful in these efforts, building occupants still exercise a meaningful amount of choice in our buildings.  Luckily, energy management approaches based on end-user behavior change are showing promising results.  Decades of research into motivational drivers of behavior have been distilled into proven strategies that are yielding savings of 5%-25% in a wide range of sectors and situations. This session will focus on the behavioral science principals underlying successful programs and will highlight strategies that are being used to develop energy-saving habits.  You will see program examples from sectors including K-12, higher education, public housing and commercial buildings. 


Speaker

Todd Rogers, CEM

President

Energy Training Solutions

For over twenty years, Todd Rogers, CEM has been designing innovative energy education and  behavior-based energy management programs. His program design services are utilized by K-12 schools, energy service companies (ESCO's), public housing authorities, utilities, and government agencies. His work includes development of building operator training programs and the design and management of behavioral energy management (BEM) programming at over 30 public housing authorities, nationwide. More recently he led the development of KiloWatch, a student-driven BEM program for K-12 schools.  KiloWatch program is a way for school districts to reduce energy costs while incorporating hands-on, STEM-based learning experiences for students.

The breadth of his experience includes performing analyses for energy performance contracting projects and teaching public school.  In 2002 he founded Energy Training Solutions (ETS), which has become a national leader in energy education and behavioral energy management, occupant engagement programming, and training for building operators.