Economic Experiments Used for the Evaluation of Building Users’ Energy-Saving Behavior

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Abstract

Several treatments that could be implemented in the home environment are evaluated with the objective of reaching a more rational and efficient use of energy. We feel that detailed knowledge of energy-consuming behavior is paramount for the development and implementation of new technologies, services, and even policies that could result in more rational energy use. The proposed evaluation methodology is based on the development of economic experiments implemented in an experimental economics laboratory, where the behavior of individuals when making decisions related to energy use in the domestic environment can be tested.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Systems EngineeringUniversitat Jaume ICastellónSpain
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Economía Experimental and Economics DepartmentUniversitat Jaume ICastellónSpain
  3. 3.School of Agriculture Policy and DevelopmentUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

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