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 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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Library, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

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

11 May , 2016  


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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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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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification: The Value of Energy Efficiency

13 Jul , 2015  

Measuring and Verifying Energy Efficiency ACHR News, July 13, 2015. Image credit: DomenicBlair Accurately measuring and verifying energy efficiency not only ensures a job was done correctly, but it also shows customers they’re getting exactly what they paid for. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), providing evidence of real and reliable savings […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

How Do You Measure the Impacts of Energy Efficiency Policies?

17 Feb , 2015  


Gita Subramony for Zondits, February 17, 2015 Energy efficiency policies have long been evaluated in order to examine if claimed savings are in fact achieved and if program processes work successfully to reach these goals. One tricky part of this analysis is figuring out if energy savings are in fact attributable to a program’s intervention […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Solano Energy Watch Evaluations Saving Small Business Energy and Money

15 Jan , 2015  


Small businesses enjoying lower energy bills through collaboration The Reporter News, January 8, 2015 Solano County small businesses who participated in Solano Energy Watch Last Year are enjoying lower energy bills, officials said. Solano Energy Watch is a collaboration with Solano County, Pacific Gas and Electric and the Solano Economic Development Corporation and provides businesses […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Projects

18 Feb , 2014  

Process Efficiency

NYSERDA’s Industrial and Process Efficiency (IPE) Program provides technical assistance and installation incentives to manufacturing, agricultural, mining, wastewater, and data center customers.

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