New Advances in Data and Analysis-Driven Residential Energy Efficiency Program Design

Eric Wilson, Erin Boyd

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This paper presents new capabilities and applications of ResStock, a public-domain tool for residential energy efficiency analysis. The high level of granularity available in the ResStock platform makes it a unique tool to more accurately model the potential for energy efficiency and demand response across the diversity of the residential housing stock. We present state-level results including interactive fact sheets of energy efficiency potential for each state. Energy efficiency program designers can use these results to identify strategic improvements with the highest potential for cost-effective savings in a particular state or region, as well as help identify customer segments for targeted marketing and deployment. Beyond the state-level results, the paper presents three new advances in ResStock capabilities: 1) sub-state, county-level results and evaluation of energy efficiency potential in specific ranges of household income, 2) ability to analyze the cost-effectiveness and emissions impact of electrification measures and packages 3) ability to evaluate the time value of energy efficiency by predicting changes in load shapes. The paper includes discussion and real-world examples of how these new capabilities can be used to enhance the design and implementation of residential energy efficiency programs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2018
Event2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Pacific Grove, California
Duration: 12 Aug 201817 Aug 2018


Conference2018 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
CityPacific Grove, California

Bibliographical note

Available from ACEEE: see

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-72175


  • cost-effective savings
  • cost-effectiveness
  • emissions, electrification
  • energy efficiency
  • load shapes
  • residential energy
  • residential energy efficiency programs
  • residential housing
  • ResStock


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