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Author: NMR Group, Inc.
Publication Date: 2016

This report for the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board documents the difficulties that evaluators and programs in Connecticut faced in conducting evaluation studies and makes recommendations for improving data quality and consistency.

Determine processes for collecting and sharing data about key contractor metrics and workforce development activities.

Identify the right questions to ask, appropriate metrics to collect, and the processes needed to initiate third-party impact and process evaluations.

Identify and implement systems and tools that will support data collection and data quality necessary for effective evaluation.

Author: U.S. Department of Energy
Publication Date: 2014

The Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED)™ Platform is a software application that helps organizations easily manage data on the energy performance of large groups of buildings. Users can combine data from multiple sources, clean and validate it, and share the information with others. The software application provides an easy, flexible, and cost-effective method to improve the quality and availability of data to help demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency, to implement programs, and to target investment activity.

Develop evidence-based insights into your program’s performance through third-party process and impact evaluations. Learn how to develop effective data collection strategies and timely evaluations to identify important program achievements as well as opportunities for making program improvements.

Establish an evaluation plan that will allow you to determine how your financing activities are impacting the market.

Determine if enhancements to existing financing products or the development of new products are necessary to allow you to achieve your goals and objectives.

Communicate marketing and outreach results internally and to partners.

Author: Patrick Roche, Conservation Services Group
Publication Date: 2012

Presentation describing how Conservation Services Group uses data to monitor market transformation and for internal QA/QC purposes.

Successful residential energy efficiency programs use data collection, transfer, and storage systems to effectively implement activities and track program metrics. While systems based on simple spreadsheets can be easy to develop, such systems may not be suitable as program scale increases. Programs across the country have found immense value from investing the time and resources required to create an information technology (IT) system to regularly monitor progress and automate time-intensive...