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Energy Podlet, Industrial Technology, Interviews

Episode 3: Green Green – Growing Cannabis Indoors

23 Dec , 2019  

indoor cannabis growing

Gita and Elihu speak with Nick Collins and Jesse Remillard, ERS, the energy efficiency of growing cannabis indoors.

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Pay for Performance Incentives Using Performance-Based Rebates

16 Mar , 2018  

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The Pay for Performance Solution Valerie Eacret, ERS, presented at Rocky Mountain Utility Efficiency Exchange on September 28, 2017 Custom-calculated efficiency rebate programs can create savings uncertainty for energy efficiency program administrators. Because rebates are typically paid based on first-year annual savings, awarded incentives for these projects may be based on greatly over- or underestimated […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Using M&V Data to Target High-Potential Opportunities and Program Savings

2 Aug , 2017  

M&V Data 2017 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Lucy Neiman, ERS, for Zondits The International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) will be held August 7‒10 in Baltimore, MD, with presentations and workshops focusing on the topic “Making Ambitious Reductions Real: Accurate and Actionable Evaluation.” On Thursday, August 10, Amaury De La Cruz of Con Edison and Lucy Neiman of ERS will present a […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Governor Cuomo Releases Strategic Plan for Agricultural Clean Energy Opportunities

28 Jul , 2017  

Governor Cuomo

Ari Michelson, ERS, for Zondits In June 2017 the Clean Energy for Agriculture Task Force (CEATF), formed initially by Governor Andrew Cuomo, published a strategic plan for agriculture in New York State. The CEATF is co-managed by NYSERDA and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and is an assembly of farmers, agricultural […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

It’s About Time: Doing Integrated Real-Time Impact Evaluations

12 Sep , 2016  

Sue Haselhorst, ERS, and Joe Dolengo, National Grid, presented at ACEEE Summer Study, 2016 ABSTRACT It has become clichéd that implementers want evaluation results sooner and with actionable recommendations; however, impact results often arrive two to four years after the measures are installed and paid, for and the evaluator recommendations are stale. National Grid’s (NGrid’s) […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, Whole Building

Investigating the Incremental Costs of Ten Emerging Technologies

15 Jun , 2016  

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits ERS recently partnered with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) to investigate the incremental costs of ten emerging technologies. The study includes full and incremental costs, as well as considerable, relevant technical information. Multiple research methods were used for each technology, including market actor interviews, web research, project invoice review, […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, HVAC

The State of the Technology: Variable Refrigerant Flow Heat Pump Systems

15 Jun , 2016  

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Jesse Remillard and Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits ERS is wrapping up a study for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships for which we performed primary and secondary cost research for a variety of key emerging technologies. One of these technologies was the variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump (HP) system. Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems […]

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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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Building Technology, HVAC

Turn-of-the-Century Brick Kilns Replacement at Steinway and Sons

22 Sep , 2015  


Kiln Upgrade Case Study: Turn-of-the-Century Brick Kilns replaced with a Quick-dry Partial Vacuum System at Steinway & Sons Ryan Bossis, ERS, and Bill Rigos, Steinway & Sons Presented at ACEEE Summer Study, August 5, 2015. Image credit: peterned Piano manufacturer Steinway & Sons is currently in the process of upgrading the aging kiln system at their American […]

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