Project Info

Active
Project Title 
Simplified HVAC controls
Project Number 
2.5
Organization 
CEC
End-use 
Whole Building
Sector 
Residential
Project Year(s) 
2003 - N/A

Evaluate whether the benefits of programmable thermostats can be achieved with easier-to-use methods of controlling space-conditioning systems, in order to understand how these measures may affect low-income housing energy use. HVAC use in low-income households has been surveyed and twelve prototype simple 'occupancy thermostats' have been or will be installed in low-income houses.
PM: Philip Spartz