Rachel Jenkins

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April 14, 2023

Oklahoma City Voluntary Participation Agreement

Following is a participant agreement for Pecan Street’s current volunteer recruitment in Oklahoma City. By completing and submitting this form, you are agreeing to the terms outlined below. Please read this agreement carefully. It explains all of the roles and responsibilities for Pecan Street Inc. and the research participants. After reading the agreement, you will […]

April 6, 2023

eGauge Tour: A Quick Tutorial for Pecan Street Participants

By Rachel Jenkins, Director of Operations, Pecan Street – If Pecan Street has installed an eGauge in your home and you’re looking for a quick guide for viewing your data, you’re in the right place. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to log in and nerd out.

March 28, 2023

Community, Local Experts and Showing Up Have Been Key to Pecan Street’s Expansion

By Rachel Jenkins, Director of Operations, Pecan Street – My recent trip to Culebra, Puerto Rico, where we’re recruiting about 50 families to participate, was further proof that community, local experts and simply “showing up” have been key to our efforts.

July 22, 2022

Help Save The Grid, Get Free Stuff: Our New Study Needs 50 More Participants in Austin

By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street Inc. – Want to reduce your home’s grid impact without turning up your AC? You may be a perfect fit for a study we’re conducting with the University of Michigan that will test automatic, on-the-fly conservation events without adjusting your thermostat.

June 11, 2020

Pecan Street Deepens COVID-19 Home Energy Analysis with Survey of Volunteer Network

We surveyed participants to learn what behavioral changes might be affecting their energy profile under shelter-in-place. Learn more here.

July 16, 2019

Pecan Street @ 10: Creating an Army of Citizen Scientists, One Soldier at a Time

By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street Calling Dan McAtee an enthusiastic participant in Pecan Street’s research is a massive understatement. Not only does Dan volunteer for nearly every research project we announce, he makes suggestions about what we should research next. He’s a one man focus group.

December 12, 2018

Finding invisible water (and money) leaks with Pecan Street’s tech

By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street Most water customers – residents and businesses alike – know how much water they used last month. But they don’t know what used that water, or when. Pecan Street’s equipment lets users see water use minute-by-minute, in near-real time.

October 2, 2018

A drone (and photographer) visits Pecan Street research families

By Rachel Jenkins, director of operations, Pecan Street Thanks to our friends at Environmental Defense Fund, we spent some time last week shooting new photos of two research families and flying a drone to get some cool footage of all the solar panels around the Mueller neighborhood. Look at all those solar panels!

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