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A "Smart" Way to Residential Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing Download 
Stuart Schare, Navigant, Boulder, CO Doug Horton, NSTAR Electric & Gas Co., Westwood, MA
1/19/2011
A Tale of Two Existing Home Program Models Download 
1/19/2011
Accelerating the Emergence of Residential Heat Pump Water Heater Technology Download 
This paper describes the purpose, intentions, immediate-term impacts and longer-term potential of renewed, focused collaboration among regional energy efficiency organizations with respect to moving residential heat pump water heater technology into efficiency programs.
1/20/2011
ANALYSIS OF BASELINE METHODOLOGIES AND "BEST PRACTICE" RECOMMENDATIONS Download 
Brianna Tufts Aaron Breidenbaugh
1/19/2011
Arms-Length by Design: Navigating the Pitfalls of Third-Party Implementation Download 
Drawing upon the authors' experiences evaluating over 30 third-party proprietary programs and dozens of programs operated by implementation contractors, this paper documents the challenges of reliance on third party implementers and offers tools and levers for program administrators choosing one approach or another. We recommend the tools of logic models, evaluability assessments, and enhanced inspection protocols.
1/20/2011
Balancing Integrated Energy-Efficiency and Demand Response Portfolios Download 
The paper focuses on PPL Electric's experience and lessons learned from it.
1/20/2011
Benefit-Cost Assessments of Emerging Energy-Efficiency Funding Approaches Download 
This paper describes innovative energy-efficiency program financing models - some new and some variations on previous models - that specifically reduce the first-cost barrier and offer alternatives to the traditional ratepayer or utility-financed model.
1/1/2011
Building Energy Code Compliance Evaluation: Lessons Learned and New Directions Download 
Harry Misuriello, ACEEE, Washington, DC Eric Makela, PNNL, Richland, Washington
1/19/2011
Comparison Reports: Analytical Insights and Utility Business Case Download 
1/19/2011
Customer Choice and Program Administrator Collaboration in NY Download 
This paper examines the NY EE policies and practices designed to promote a collaborative delivery of energy efficiency opportunities to New York ratepayers.
1/18/2011
Deep Energy Retrofits: Four Real World Examples and Lessons Learned Download 
1/19/2011
Demand Response Customer Experiences: Lessons Learned from ComEd Cycling Events Download 
The objective of this paper is to present research findings from the PY2 program evaluation (June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010) on the customer effects and demand reduction of the two different types of demand response A/C cycling strategies offered by the ComEd program.
1/20/2011
Designing a Pilot Program to Encourage Net-Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Download 
Becky Walker, PECI Emily Moore, PECI Spencer Moersfelder, Energy Trust of Oregon Jessica Rose, Energy Trust of Oregon Erin Rowe, PECI
1/19/2011
Developing a Trade Ally Network from the Ground Up Download 
In this paper, we will outline PG&E's novel approach to its Trade Ally Network, including program design, metrics, vendor support initiatives, marketing support, and training. We will compare the differences of a downstream network verses mid- and up-stream strategies.
1/20/2011
Digital Roof Top Unit Optimizers for Maximum Energy Efficiency Download 
This paper provides the pilot project information, measured performance data, and recommended process for development of a Digi-RTU Incentive Program.
1/20/2011
Discontinuing Residential CFL Incentive Programs: Lessons Learned from the Northwest Download 
The paper presents the results of more than a decade's worth of market support provided by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) for residential compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) - and explores the possible impacts of withdrawing that support after its 2007 incentive program was complete.
1/1/2011
Examining the How & Why Behind Behavioral Program Effects ... Download 
Michelle Fay, Aclara, Wellesley, MA Caroline Wilson, Opinion Dynamics, Oakland, CA Anne Dougherty, Opinion Dynamics, Oakland, CA
1/19/2011
Fostering Innovation to Benefit Existing and Future Programs (Paper) Download 
Ontario has set some of the most aggressive energy conservation and renewable energy targets in N.A. By 2025, peak electricity demand will be reduced by 6,300 MW, at a time when 80% of its generation capacity will be refurbished, or replaced. To help meet these goals the OPA created the Conservation & Technology Development Funds. The overall objective for these funds is to verify the performance of new innovations for the existing integrated Conservation program portfolio.
1/1/2011
From Renewable Superheroes to Retro Refrigerators: Utility Advertisements That Work Download 
Peering through a multi-media lens, we will attempt to look at the graphical elements, messages/wording, tone and approaches within the structured framework of what the utility's campaign objectives strategy. Our intent is not to pass judgment on any particular print advertisement or utility, but rather show what ads were successful and explore some of the reasons they garnered public attention and effectively met their intended goal(s).
1/1/2011
From Superheroes to Sweating Refrigerators: DSM Marketing Strategies that Work Download 
This paper outlines in-depth data and info on issues around each utility's most successful program including: what is successful & why; market research techniques utilities use in developing/promoting energy efficiency programs; specific customer segments they target; demographics of those most likely to participate in specific EE programs; utilities' use of social media; & the most effective outreach strategies.
1/1/2011
Fuel Neutral Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction: Three Pilot Programs Download 
Unlike most efficiency programs now operating in the US, the three pilot programs addressed in this paper are fuel neutral in their approach allowing the investment in electric, gas, fuel oil, waste oil, etc. projects. In addition, the programs support the switching from one fuel to another when significant emissions reductions can be demonstrated.
1/20/2011
Have the Inmates Taken Over the Asylum? Download 
The objective of this panel discussion is to 1) have various thought leaders discuss controversial issues on impact evaluation policies and current practices from different perspectives and 2) create an environment where audience members can learn and also debate these issues with the panel.
1/19/2011
Home Performance Direct! Beyond Home Performance with ENERGY STARĀ® Download 
1/19/2011
How much is too much demand response? Download 
In this paper we examine the unique characteristics that allow a direct comparison with fossil fuel generation and advance the idea that these programs are better valued using supply-side methods.
1/20/2011
How to Design a Gas Program Impact Evaluation Download 
Jonathan B. Maxwell, Energy & Resource Solutions (ERS), College Station, TX Kathryn Parlin, West Hill Energy & Computing, Chelsea, VT
1/19/2011
Improving Cost Effectiveness by Coordinating with Gas Utilities Download 
George Malek. This paper provides hands-on experience and details that can be used to structure a similar coordination.
1/19/2011
Integrated Communications: The Case for Making Multiple Plans Work Together Download 
Chris Schultz-Buechner, Focus on Energy, Madison, WI
1/19/2011
Let the Retailer Decide Download 
This paper explores the learnings from creating two custom retail CDM programs designed for small- to mid-sized utilities to harness the unique qualities and strengths of each individual retailer and put them in the driver seat of utility programming.
1/20/2011
Leveraging Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Download 
This paper contemplates how utilities and demand-side management providers can leverage or complement commercial PACE programs to achieve their energy and load reduction goals. It highlights the experience of leading commercial PACE programs under development and focuses on best practices that reduce risk to building owners and to commercial mortgage holders.
1/1/2011
Multifamily: One of These Things is Not Like the Others Download 
Sarah Sturdy, PECI, Portland, OR John Mogielnicki, LEED AP, PECI, Portland, OR
1/19/2011
Not Quite Retrocommissioning Download 
Not Quite Retrocommissioning - Using Lessons Learned from RCx Programs to Create a Cost Effective Option for DSM Programs Eric Wall, Franklin Energy Services, LLC. Fred Alatalo, Consumers Energy
1/19/2011
Organizations Do It Smarter: A Sustainable New Efficiency Paradigm Download 
1/20/2011
Picking a Standard: Implications of Differing TRC Requirements Download 
Elizabeth Daykin, The Cadmus Group, Portland, Oregon Jessica Aiona, The Cadmus Group, Portland, Oregon Brian Hedman, The Cadmus Group, Portland, Oregon
1/19/2011
Program Subscription Rates and Waiting List Strategies for Large C&I Energy Efficiency Programs Download 
Wendy Tobiasson, KEMA, Inc. Steve Baab, ComEd Fred Alatalo, Consumers Energy Gerald Polk, DTE Energy Michael O'Leary, PECO Pam Hilts, NV Energy
1/19/2011
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE): Download 
In 2008 the Town of Babylon established the Long Island Green Homes (LIGH) program. The LIGH program was the first PACE focused on Energy Efficiency in the nation. The program launched after considerable consultation with home performance contractors, LIPA and CSG, the contracted service provider for LIPA's Home Performance with EnergyStar program.
1/1/2011
PV Systems, Energy Efficiency, and Residential Electricity Consumption in CA Download 
This paper presents the findings of an analysis of the electricity consumption of residential participants in the California Solar Initiative (CSI) program. This study assessed the effects-and possible interaction-of photovoltaic (PV) generation and energy efficiency on electricity consumption.
1/20/2011
Realizing the Consumer Benefits of Smart Grid Download 
Derek Greenauer, D&R International, Ltd. Stephen Bickel, D&R International, Ltd. Ari Reeves, D&R International, Ltd.
1/19/2011
Reinventing Energy Efficiency for C&I Customers Download 
From 2005 to 2008, Snohomish County PUD (SnoPUD) experienced major shifts in the characteristics and performance of its Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency Program. Four significant challenges emerged: (1) annual program savings were declining and consistently below target; (2) the number of projects per year was increasing; (3) average project size was shrinking; and (4) large energy efficiency projects were rare.
1/20/2011
Segmentation Research to Guide Targeted Messaging Download 
Greg Stiles, PacifiCorp, Portland, OR Heather Beery, PacifiCorp, Portland, OR Rachel Hansen, PECI, Portland, OR Jodi Walder-Biesanz, PECI, Portland, OR
1/19/2011
Smart Communications for Smart Grid: Customer Education and Outreach Download 
Chris King, eMeter Strategic Consulting, San Mateo, CA Bob Frazier, CenterPoint Energy, Houston, TX
1/19/2011
Smart Grid Opportunities for Utilities throughout the Electricity Life Cycle Download 
Robin Maslowski, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Boulder, CO Stuart Schare, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Boulder, CO Erik Gilbert, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Boulder, CO Brad Rogers, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Boulder, CO
1/19/2011
Smokey the Bear Would be Proud: Download 
This paper presents results and activities of five social marketing projects, all with different approaches and angles for reaching their objectives: America's Greenest Campus, a program by SmartPower in which college dorms compete for savings; BC Hydro's Power Smart Partner Program, focused on Commercial social marketing, BC Hydro's Power Smart Residential program, and multi-faceted approach to comprehensive savings including loyalty programs.
1/1/2011
Snapping Together the Smart Grid Jigsaw Puzzle: Download 
In this paper, we will show how advancements in metering and smart grid technologies can afford opportunities for a shared EE and DR technology platform and generate substantial value by increasing the demand-side resource potential while reducing overall implementation and administrative costs.
1/20/2011
The Collaborative Program Design and Delivery Strategies Download 
This paper will focus on the collaborative design/delivery strategy behind the development, regulatory approval, and successful launch of PSE&G's Residential Multifamily Housing Program.
1/1/2011
The Impact of Cell Phones on Evaluation Survey Quality Download 
Speaker: Tami Buhr, ODC This paper explores the results from general population surveys that included cell phones and profiles the demographic characteristics of cell phone versus landline users to better identify the types of people who will be excluded from landline surveys.
1/19/2011
The Impact of Federal Legislation on Energy Efficiency Lighting Programs Download 
Seth E. Craigo-Snell, Ph.D., Applied Proactive Technologies, Inc., Springfield, MA
1/19/2011
The Journey to Rebuild New Orleans Energy Smart Download 
This paper profiles how Entergy New Orleans partnered with the New Orleans City Council, community stakeholders and our customers to help introduce and develop sustainable approaches to energy efficiency and the environment.
1/1/2011
The Smart Grid "Front End:" Driving Customer Behavior Change Download 
Tracy Cheung, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
1/19/2011
This Little Light of Mine: Opportunities for Incorporating LED Technology into Utility Portfolios Download 
In this paper, Amanda Townsend will discuss concerns related to current LED technology standards, financial barriers and consumer perceptions that can impact the technology's successful penetration in the marketplace, and lessons learned that will help utilities determine how to incorporate LEDs into their energy efficiency portfolio.
1/1/2011
Toward Net Zero Energy College Campuses Download 
In this paper, we describe the motivation and unique attributes of college campuses that enable higher education to be a leader in pursuing net zero energy strategies. Higher education is providing realworld experience across large numbers of buildings to prove the concepts of deep efficiency, renewable energy and net zero energy buildings. The lessons learned for both the technologies and the funding approaches are invaluable to the building industry.
1/20/2011
Toward Net Zero Energy College Campuses Download 
In this paper, we describe the motivation and unique attributes of college campuses that enable higher education to be a leader in pursuing net zero energy strategies. Higher education is providing realworld experience across large numbers of buildings to prove the concepts of deep efficiency, renewable energy and net zero energy buildings.
1/20/2011