money; piggy bank
Blog | May 17, 2019
Imagine heading to the grocery store with your list of ingredients for your meals for the next month. Then, imagine not seeing prices listed for any items and not being charged for anything until the month is over. So, you have four weeks’ worth of groceries that you have consumed but no clue how much you spent on them. This is how our energy bills work. Electricity is one of the few things in life we pay for well after we use it. More
Examining Potential for Prepay
Research | January 15, 2019
Although prepaid electricity is common in some regions of the world, it is relatively new to the US. But there is a growing interest in finding out whether paying for your electricity use in advance would change or reduce your overall consumption. Could an energy efficiency program capture energy savings simply by changing when you pay your bill from after use to before? More
Manufactured Homes
Research | December 20, 2018
The manufactured home market offers an affordable housing option—and sometimes the only option—for many would-be homeowners. Residents of manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes) are more likely to be low-income than residents of other single-family homes, and energy costs may comprise a larger portion of their monthly expenses. More
Jeannette LeZaks
Team | December 15, 2018
Jeannette believes that the solutions to our energy challenges necessitate a multi-faceted approach. Her experience reflects that belief, as she brings a comprehensive background in energy systems analysis. Her work at Seventhwave focuses on applied and technical research examining how people use energy, and hopes that this knowledge will serve to advance energy efficiency and sustainability. She serves as a volunteer member on the City of Madison's Sustainable Madison Commission. More
small businesses
Blog | September 15, 2018
Are lighting savings the best we can do for small business customers? Seventhwave research says no. Our research team dug into the Minnesota small business market and found diverse savings opportunities. These savings will help Minnesota programs pilot holistic savings in small buildings. Seventhwave can build these measures into the design of our own small business offerings. More
Blog | December 2, 2015
Leaders from around the world have convened in Paris this week to develop multilateral solutions for combating climate change. Potentially game-changing in scope, many are hoping that the 21st Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will result in binding agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius. More
Publication | November 1, 2015
Article by Jeannette LeZaks and Ingo Bensch, Home Energy Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015. More