Economic experiments used for the evaluation of building users’ energy-saving behavior
Martín, N. G., Sabater-Grande, G., García-Gallego, A., Georgantzis, N., Barreda-Tarrazona, I. and Belenguer, E. (2015) Economic experiments used for the evaluation of building users’ energy-saving behavior. In: Energy Performance of Buildings. Springer, pp. 107-121. ISBN 9783319208305
To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-20831-2_7
Different treatments that could be implemented in the home environ-ment are evaluated with the objective of reaching a more rational and efficient use of energy. We consider that a detailed knowledge of energy-consuming behaviour 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 behaviour of individuals when making decisions related to energy use in the domestic environment can be tested.