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New Year, New Guide to Evaluating Impacts of State and Local Energy Efficiency Programs

by EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), an effort facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has released a new guide to evaluating the impact of energy efficiency programs at the state and local levels. This guide updates the 2007 National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Model Energy Efficiency Impact Evaluation Guide.

The new Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide covers key issues, practices, and steps for calculating energy savings, avoided emissions, and other non-energy impacts of efficiency programs. The primary audiences for this guide are state regulators, public and private energy efficiency portfolio administrators, program implementers, and evaluators looking for guidance on:

  • Planning evaluation efforts, and approaches for determining and documenting program impacts
  • Improving the efficacy of energy efficiency portfolios
  • Comparing demand- and supply-side resources.

Download the guide (PDF, 180 pp, 2.8MB).


For more information on SEE Action’s Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification working group, visit the SEE Action website.

To sign up for news alerts from SEE Action, contact the Network Coordinator or subscribe via the SEE Action website.

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