Dr. Sachs looks over study data with two of CSE's Human Factors Fellows.

Simple and Intuitive Design, Human Behavior Drive Energy-Saving Technology Adoption

Fraunhofer CSE research shows that—in addition to the clever design of home energy management (HEM) technologies—human behavior is a key contributing factor to these products’ energy saving potential. Consequently, if designed in a…

With Programmable Thermostats, User-Friendliness Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Energy Savings

This week, Fraunhofer CSE presented preliminary results of a field study at the Garrison Institute’s “Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium”. In this project, partially funded by the US Department of Energy’s Building America Program, our…

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