Field Study to Assess Occupant Experience of and Market Potential for Advanced Insulation Retrofit

The Market Transformation Research Team is supporting a project to develop and field test an advanced insulation retrofit solution using phase change material to achieve greater efficiency than standard approaches. The Team is leading occupant engagement and measuring pre- and post-retrofit satisfaction, experience, and behavior related to thermal comfort and conditioning of the participant homes. Towards the end of the project, the Team will lead a market characterization study to identify the potential demand and paths to market for the advanced insulation solution, and identify barriers and opportunities for technology adoption.

Project Partners: UCD Western Cooling Efficiency Center, TRC

Sponsor: California Energy Commission, Grant # PIR-18-007