2017 EM&V Forum Spring Meeting


University of California, Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Event Date

The Future of Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V): Where Technology and Policy Meet

Thank you to all of you who joined us for the 2017 NEEP EM&V Forum Spring Meeting on April 27, 2017 at California University in Washington, D.C. This one day conference brought almost 70 EM&V professionals for engaging conversations and challenging Q&A. Click on each session's title to access the presentations of each panel.  




  • Ted Trabue, Managing Director, DC Sustainable Energy Utility
  • Taresa Lawrence, Deputy Director, Department of Energy and Environment
  • Sue Coakley, Executive Director, NEEP

Cost Effectiveness in the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency

Hear about the new and evolving framework for cost-effectiveness and get a sneak preview of the National Standard Practice Manual. This panel tees up the issues of importance for cost-effectiveness in the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) context going forward, and helps set the stage for the relevance of the other panels in the meeting. The panelists explored questions like   “What about costs and benefits of smart technologies and AMI investments, or other resources?”  Forum leadership reviewed the Forum's new strategic areas of work, projects of focus, and state participation.

  • Tim Woolf, Synapse Energy Economics
  • Danny Musher, RI OER
  • Kara Saul-Rinaldi, Home Performance Coalition
  • Dan Violette, Navigant

Moderator: Elizabeth Titus, Director of Research & Evaluation, NEEP


Building more knowledge about Whole Building M&V

The current pilot project testing M&V2.0 as an evaluation tool is being facilitated by CT DEEP will be featured.  Speakers on this panel presented examples of how whole building modeling is currently being used for M&V now and its potential future applications. Speakers also discussed what can pilots, benchmarking, data access and other protocols, and experience with some efficiency programs teach us so we can build upon the current experience. 

  • Sarah Zaleski, US DOE
  • Ethan Goldman, VEIC
  • Diane Duva, CT DEEP
  • Bill Norton, Opinion Dynamics

​Moderator: Tim Guiterman, EnergySavvy


Smart Thermostats: Paving the way for smart EM&V -- What do we need to know to evaluate control devices? 

This panel explored the ways smart thermostats have influenced EM&V, and how the industry should evaluate them. Panelists shared lessons learned from the development of smart thermostats specification and TRM protocols, and whether they can guide EM&V for other control devices.

  • Joe Loper, Itron
  • Abigail Daiken, EPA
  • Richard Counihan, Nest
  • Nkechi Ogbue, Ecobee

Moderator: Claire Miziolek, Technology & Market Solutions Manager


Mid/Upstream Market Transformation: Latest thinking, guidance, and issues for evaluation

This panel brought regulatory and program perspectives together to consider evaluation issues for market transformation, which is a strategy crucial to this industry.  It helps to advance energy efficiency’s impact, can help meet states’ decarbonizing goals, and is an element in the NY REV vision. Panelists discussed challenges and guidance on which metrics matter, how to measure the effects in ways that allow stakeholders to claim savings and how to communicate the value of market transformation. Learn how EPA’s Retail Products Platform informs this discussion.

  • Sara Conzemius, Illume Advising
  • Chris Walls, Baltimore Gas and Electric
  • Robert Stephenson, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Moderator: Michael Li, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy


Wrap Up and Conclusion

  • Sue Coakley, Executive Director, NEEP


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