NOW Home demonstration home hypothesis

Albrecht Stoecklein, Stephen McKernon.

This research project provided a basis for arguing in favour or against spending Beacon research money on demonstration homes and promoting the NOW Home as a demonstration home.

Based on literature from overseas energy intervention programmes, the team investigated a process which could be adopted for developing a successful demonstration home strategy. The process consists of a six step planning and evaluation process including Problem orientation and specification of goals, Analysis of determinants and target groups, Design and implementation of the intervention, Process evaluation, Outcome evaluation, Goal achievement evaluation.