Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

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

12 Jan , 2017  


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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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Bringing Evaluations up to Speed

30 Nov , 2016  

Jon Maxwell and Brian McCowan for Zondits, June 8, 2015. Image credit: PixShark “Thank you. Your evaluation has helped us greatly with improving our program.” How often do evaluators hear that phrase? The answer is, of course, not very often. The reasons are many and varied, but the overriding reason is that evaluators, program administrators, […]

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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  


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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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Concurrent Impact Evaluation Process

6 Oct , 2015  


Leaving the Rearview Mirror Behind: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Concurrent Impact Evaluation Process Betsy Ricker and Nick Collins, ERS, and Cheryl Glanton and Carley Murray, NYSERDA Presented at the 2015 IEPEC. Image credit: tinabold A traditional post-installation impact evaluation of industrial energy efficiency programs is conducted several years after the completion of energy projects. Because […]

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