Put simply, the 'rebound' effect is the extent of the energy saving produced by an efficieny investment that is taken back by consumers in the form of higher consumption, either in the form of more hours of use or a higher quality of energy service. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Rebound_effect
Best Practice Guide to Designing and Operating Climate Change Pledge Schemes
Commissioned by DEFRA
The project has explored how existing schemes work in order to identify current best practice and understand how pledge schemes can operate more effectively in the future. http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/what%20we%20do/global%20climate%20change%20and%20energy/tackling%20climate%20change/ind_com_action/bpg-climate-change-pledge-schemes-rev160608a.pdf
This handbook has been written to assist EE practitioners, government officials and stakeholders to establish effective EE governance structures for their country. The handbook provides readers with relevant information in an accessible format that will help develop comprehensive and effective governance mechanisms. The detailed report is also avialable. http://www.iea.org/publications/free_new_Desc.asp?PUBS_ID=2307
The questionnaire showed that residents were most motivated to renovate if their energy cost would go down. Knowing this, we focused our information on the costs and revenues of renovation - Agris Kamenders, Ekodoma Ltd.