Deloitte reSources 2013 Study
Third annual study provides new insights into corporate energy management and consumer behavior
Managing energy consumption and associated energy costs has become an important strategic discipline for American businesses, but this discipline is moving into new territory as economic conditions change and the energy marketplace evolves. What are residential consumers and businesses thinking and doing about energy consumption as the U.S. economy gains strength? Is corporate progress on energy management likely to continue as tactics become more challenging and require greater investment? What barriers are businesses encountering as they attempt to link energy management to overall business strategy and drive changes throughout their organization? The third annual Deloitte reSources Study illuminates the mindsets and behaviors of electricity customers in relation to questions such as these, and provides insights that can be useful in helping energy companies and businesses make energy-related investment and business decisions.
Deloitte, with strategy and market research firm Harrison Group, a YouGov Company, has completed its third annual study of electricity customers in the U.S. This nationwide study reflects Deloitte’s commitment to provide thoughtful views on significant emerging trends and developments. It does this by seeking to uncover the actions that businesses, as well as consumers, are taking to manage their energy usage and to understand what motivates them to adopt new practices and invest in new technologies. The study also explores corporate commitment to energy management in terms of goals and capital investment.
The Study captures two perspectives: The business portion is based on more than 600 online interviews with business decision makers. The consumer portion is based on more than 1,500 demographically balanced online consumer interviews. High-level findings from the business and consumer surveys are now available.
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And there’s more…
The Deloitte reSources 2013 Study also gauges interest, perception, and receptiveness across regions and demographics regarding:
- Analysis of maturity levels for U.S. businesses energy management strategies
- Tactics for managing energy consumption
- Measurement, verification, and reporting processes
- Alternative and renewable energy choices
- Smart technologies
- Electric vehicles
- Perceptions of electric utilities