UC Davis Grad Student Researcher and EEC Analyst Marco Pritoni Quoted in Washington Post on Consumer Misuse of Thermostats


UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center Graduate Student Researcher Marco Pritoni, who serves as an Emerging Ventures Analyst for the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, is quoted prominently in a July 7 Washington Post article on consumer misuse of programmable thermostats:

Many people have no idea how to use their thermostats — and it’s costing them

Published by The Washington Post, July 7, 2015

With Americans cranking up their air conditioning to bear the summer heat, it’s time to talk about those confusing little devices on the walls of your home: thermostats. But it turns out that many of us don’t have a clue what we’re doing with these devices, according to new research. “The responses to [a] survey paint a remarkable picture of a technology that is widely misunderstood by its users,” note the study authors, led by Marco Pritoni of the Western Cooling Efficiency Center at the University of California, Davis.

Read the full Washington Post article here »

Read the Journal paper written by Marco Pritoni, Alan Meier, Cecilia Aragon, Daniel Perry, and Therese Peffer here »