Survey of Whole House Programs in Midwestern Climates

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Existing single family whole home energy efficiency programs in cold weather climates, focused on the Midwest, were analyzed in detail to understand program design, including requirements, processes, incentives and outcomes, focusing on savings and participation. The report presents information about specific programs, aggregated program trends and observations, and recommendations for futurecold weather climate whole home program design and implementation. This study makes several recommendations to whole home program designers and implementers on improving the cost-effectiveness and reach of whole home programs.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages81
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR), Des Plaines, Illinois

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-54162

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3522


  • energy efficiency programs
  • gas and electric utilities
  • incentives
  • Midwest Utilities
  • program design and development
  • rebates
  • Survey Monkey
  • whole home


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