Process Management Principles for Increasing the Energy Efficiency

the field experiment design for real time feedback

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Unformatted text preview: . The field experiment design for real-time feedback consisted of a control period of eight weeks with no feedback, followed by the introduction of three experimental conditions which occurred in serial order over a period of eight weeks. The first condition was the introduction of a highly visible form of feedback to operators with accompanying training, with the hypothesis that it would reduce energy waste through increased 'Energy intensity is defined here as energy per unit produced operator experimentation. The second condition was introducing the same feedback to operations managers with accompanying training, with the hypothesis that it would reduce energy waste even more than what was observed in the first phase. The third condition was reducing the visibility of the feedback, which sought to identify if the feedback produced behavior change that would be sustained without easily visible feedback. Testing the third component of the hypothesis relied more on analysis and research, mainly because right-sizing experiments would have involved capital allocation and purchase of new process equipment which was beyond the constraints of the study. T...
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