Ault, Holly Keyes
Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica
Despite Costa Rica’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2021, the country burns increasing amounts of imported fuel to meet its energy demands. The goal of this project, sponsored by the Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica (CICR), was to develop an energy efficiency label to inform consumers of the energy consumption of household appliances. This was done via surveying consumers to assess their opinion on the matter and test label features. Our research identified several flawed aspects of the current implementation process for energy efficiency labels, which led to recommendations of standardization, communication, and education.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering