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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

One Size Does Not Fit All: M&V, EEMetering, and EM&V

12 Jan , 2017  

M&V

Matt Golden, Open EE January 4, 2017 Billing analysis, Bayesian statistics, randomized control trials, phone polls — with the advent of EEMetering, smart meters, and pay-for-performance, one of the most important questions we have to answer as an industry is how do we measure energy efficiency? Turns out, it depends on the purpose. While the […]

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Efficiency in Action, Interviews, Markets & Business

A Zondits Interview: The Role of Energy Efficiency at Silicon Valley Power

3 Jan , 2017  

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits Zondits spoke with Mary Medeiros McEnroe, Silicon Valley Power’s (SVP’s) Public Benefits Program Manager, about what role energy efficiency plays in SVP’s operations. Mary has been in this role for 9 years and had been with the utility for almost 22 years. As Public Benefits Program Manager, she is responsible […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Energy Efficiency Should Connect Customers and Innovate Partners

6 Dec , 2016  

How Utilities Can Become Efficiency Innovators Greentech Media, November 28, 2016 The New York Public Service Commission, seeking innovative solutions in its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, instead opted for an outcome-oriented approach to measuring and incentivizing efficiency performance. An outcome-oriented metric would focus on the policy goal of reduced energy use overall, putting a smaller […]

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Emerging Technology, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

M&V in a Changing Evaluation Landscape

28 Aug , 2016  

This is part of a series of Zondits articles on next generation evaluation and EDGE M&V. Please join us as we explore these emerging trends. Gary Epstein and Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits The energy efficiency landscape is changing, and increasingly there is a push to take both the measurement of actual savings and the […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

The Future of E and M and V

24 Aug , 2016  

This is part of a series of Zondits articles on next generation evaluation and EDGE M&V. Please join us as we explore these emerging trends. Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits There have been a number of great discussions about EM&V here at the ACEEE Summer Study this year. In addition to some good papers in […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Persistence in the Evaluation World

19 Jul , 2016  

Max Ma, ERS, for Zondits In the utility M&V and evaluation world, persistence is generally defined as the change in expected savings relative to the baseline.[note]ERS, “Measure Life Study Prepared for Massachusetts Joint Utilities,” 2005[/note] Persistence is the little brother to the end-of–useful-life (EUL) metric. Frequently, persistence factors are built into the deemed values of […]

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Emerging Technology, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

The Landscape of EDGE M&V

22 Jun , 2016  

Gary Epstein and Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits There is wide consensus that the next generation of evaluation and M&V must deliver more value, must produce more immediate results, and must serve the need for accurately demonstrating project impacts with great certainty. Further, to allow for the widest application across multitudes of buildings, any sustainable […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Next Generation Evaluation with EDGE M&V

11 May , 2016  

EDGE M&V

This is the first in a series of Zondits articles on next generation evaluation and M&V. Please join us as we explore these emerging trends over the next weeks. Please join in the discussion thread at the bottom of the page as we explore these emerging trends. Gary Epstein, ERS, for Zondits. May 11, 2016 The next generation […]

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Library, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

EDGE M&V: Setting the Expanding Standard for Next Generation Evaluation

11 May , 2016  

EDGE M&V

This is the first in a series of Zondits articles on next generation evaluation and EDGE M&V. Please join us as we explore these emerging trends over the next weeks. Please join in the discussion thread at the bottom of the page as we explore these emerging trends. by Gary Epstein, ERS There has been […]

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