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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Concurrent Impact Evaluation Process

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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Lessons Learned from a Successful Efficiency Program

Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Offers Lessons for Energy Efficiency Energy Manager Today, September 24, 2015. Image credit: PublicDomainPictures The Department of Energy’s detailed warts-and-all evaluation of its $500 million stimulus-funded Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) — an innovative initiative to explore the potential for new marketing strategies and program designs to encourage building energy upgrades that result in […]

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MIT Awarded $4 Million Grant to Design & Trial Energy-Saving Travel Program

MIT awarded Dept. of Energy grant to create and deploy energy-saving travel information and incentives system MIT News, August 6, 2015. Image credit: WikimediaImages The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced that MIT researchers, along with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts (UMass), received a $3,990,128 grant to design, build, and […]

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The Energy Efficiency Debate – Cost vs. Savings

Solving the Energy Efficiency Quandary MIT Technology Review, July 8, 2015. Image credit: PeteLinforth That debate has gotten hotter since the release, in late June, of a study by researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley. Entitled Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program, the study examined […]