Program Evaluation

Our EM&V services include:

  • Process and impact evaluations
  • Detailed project technical review and due diligence
  • M&V planning and implementation
  • Baseline characterization
  • Benchmarking
  • Metering and monitoring, before and after implementation
  • Independent (third-party) verification
  • Training

Engineering Work Group. This work group is composed of engineering staff and is tasked with developing appropriate data collection protocols, sample project impact evaluation approaches, and performing complex engineering analyses including facility energy simulation using eQUEST. The engineering working group will ensure that the sample project gross impact analyses comply with and, as appropriate, build upon, the current EM&V best practices.

Measurement and Monitoring Work Group. This work group is composed of field engineering and technical staff with expertise in performing in-situ monitoring and other field M&V data collection. These staff members have experience using ADM’s substantial inventory of loggers and meters, and are well-trained to perform on-site data collection activities efficiently and with minimal inconvenience to the customer.

Analysis and Reporting Group. This multi-disciplinary work group is tasked with developing and implementing sample plans, performing engineering analyses for measures including lighting equipment and motors, and developing and ensuring quality control in utilization of appropriate project-level and program-level reporting templates.

 Program design, implementation, and evaluation are elements in a cyclical feedback process.

Process evaluations are used to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of existing and future energy efficiency programs, the portfolio as a whole, systems, processes, procedures, business controls, and other elements. The objective of process evaluations is to identify opportunities for program improvement. At the same time, the market data collected for process evaluation is also used to support the market assessment and impact evaluation tasks, including free ridership and spillover analysis.

In defining the approaches used for energy efficiency program evaluation, ADM accounts for the critical feedback loop between program design and implementation on the one hand, and program evaluation on the other. Program design, implementation, and evaluation are elements in a cyclical feedback process graphically displayed at right.