Research Summary

Promoting greater organizational adoption of energy efficiency projects

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Description

This research examines why firms fail to capitalize on apparently cost-effective investments in energy efficiency, with particular attention to waste heat recovery projects, in which heat from industrial processes are recovered in the form of thermal or electrical power. Agenda include developing a better understanding of how energy efficiency projects fit into the capital budgeting process of firms, and how organizational- and policy-level initiatives can help increase the adoption of such projects.