A sample of our works, presentations, and publications. If you would like to learn more about these projects, please let us know.


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Allison T. Musvosvi Anne Dougherty
Machine Learning and Ethnography: An Unlikely Pair

The challenge of unstructured data, and why machine learning and AI needs a qualitative methodology like Topic Modeling to be more effective. Presented by Riana Johnson at the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change…

Riana Johnson
Matching and VIA: Quasi-Experimental Methods in a World of Imperfect Data

Co-authored by Eileen Hannigan and presented at the 2015 IEPEC conference.

Eileen Hannigan
Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Initiative: Market Progress Evaluation Report #5

Co-authored by Sara Conzemius and Shannon Kahl. The fifth market progress evaluation of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (NEEA) Ductless Heat Pump Initiative assesses the Initiative’s progress in meeting its market transformation goals.

Sara Conzemius Shannon Kahl
Integrating Behavior Programs into Portfolio Plans to Integrate Cross-Program Effects

A white paper by Anne Dougherty and Michael Goldman on how we can explore alternative evaluation and planning approaches to diminish or remove disincentive to cross-promote programs.

Anne Dougherty
Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Initiative: Market Progress Evaluation Report #4

Sara Conzemius provides an update on the Ductless Heat Pump Initiative for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

Sara Conzemius
Potential Savings for Tier 1 Advanced PowerStrips

A white paper by Sara Conzemius exploring the potential savings and programmatic uses of tier 1 advanced powerstrips.

Sara Conzemius
MyMeter Impact Evaluation

Anne Dougherty and Eileen Hannigan provide an impact evaluation of Accelerated Innovations’ (AI) MyMeter program.

Anne Dougherty
The Promise and Reality of Behavior Programs

This presentation by Anne Dougherty explores whether behavior program are a reliable resource.

Anne Dougherty
Behavioral Energy Feedback Program Evaluation

Anne Dougherty and Sara Conzemius’ white paper from the 2014 IEPEC conference in Berlin proves the need to go further than just assessing energy impacts of behavioral programs.

Anne Dougherty Sara Conzemius
Assessment of Savings and Results for “Kit” Based Energy Efficiency Programming

This white paper by Sara Conzemius and Allison Carlson looks at kit savings and potential.

Sara Conzemius
Paving the way for a Richer Mix of Residential Behavioral Programs

This paper, co-authored by Anne Dougherty, identifies behavior change intervention options for California programs and the intervention strategies that can make them successful.

Anne Dougherty
California Statewide Water-Energy Nexus Message

Anne Dougherty’s presentation summarizes results and recommendations from water-energy nexus message testing research she led in California.

Anne Dougherty
Know Before You Go

Sara Conzemius and Danielle Marquis of SmartWatt describe how up-front investment in market research and segmentation can improve outcomes in small business direct install programs.

Sara Conzemius
Impacts of Feedback Programs: Generating Comparable Impacts across Varying Program Design Models

Co-authored by Anne Dougherty, this white paper on feedback program was presented at IEPEC in Chicago in 2013.

Anne Dougherty
Consumer Message Testing for Ductless Heat Pumps and Heat Pump Water Heaters

Sara Conzemius led this report for NEEA on ductless heat pump message testing.

Sara Conzemius
A Hand to Hold: A Holistic Approach to Addressing Barriers in the Home Retrofit Market

In this white paper, Sara Conzemius and Laura Schauer describe a pilot that overcame barriers to comprehensive residential retrofits using incentives, a turnkey offering, and an energy advocate.

Sara Conzemius Laura Schauer
Some Insights on Matching Methods in Estimating Energy Savings for an Opt-In Behavioral- Based Energy Efficiency Program

This white paper was co-authored by Anne Dougherty and presented at IEPEC in Chicago in 2013. It examines two statistical models to estimate savings in opt-in behavioral programs.

Anne Dougherty
Energy Kits: Maximizing the Savings Potential

In this overview by Mallika Jayaraman, she summarizes the potential energy savings of energy kits.

Higher Savings Goals and the Rebate/Buy-Down Elephant in the Room: Recognizing When and How to Move On to Market Lift

This white paper on market lift was co-authored by Eileen Hannigan and Rick Winch and presented at the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study.

Eileen Hannigan
Today is a Transition

This presentation, Sara Conzemius’ keynote from the AESP 25th National Conference, addresses the industry’s disruption and the changes ahead.

Sara Conzemius
Lessons in Water/Energy Messaging

This brief provides findings and key takeaways from consumer message testing on the water/energy nexus in Spanish and Mandarin led by Anne Dougherty.

Anne Dougherty
Locational Emissions Estimation Methodology (LEEM)

Webinar By Anne Dougherty and Wayne State University

Anne Dougherty
Supporting and Facilitating Experimentation in Energy Efficiency: Exploring New Validity Constructs to Support Inter- and Intra-Organizational Paths to Success

This white paper, which details the primary barriers to leveraging experimental design in evaluation, is co-authored by Anne Dougherty and was presented at the 2012 ACEEE Summer Study.

Anne Dougherty
How Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Program Used the Power of Promotions to Accelerate the Adoption and Energy Savings of Commercial Lighting

This white paper, co-authored by Eileen Hannigan and presented at the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study proves how promotional tactics encouraged commercial lighting in the Focus on Energy Program.

Eileen Hannigan
Future of EM&V

Laura Schauer explores the future of EM&V in her presentation at the 2015 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference.

Laura Schauer
Ethnographic Inquiry in Energy: Exploring Meaning-Making and Sociality in Language Use, Program Participation, and Behavioral Choice

This white paper on ethnography was co-authored by Anne Dougherty and presented at the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study.

Anne Dougherty
The Carrot and the Evaluator; How financial incentives have affected EM&V practices

Laura Schauer presented on financial incentives and their impact on evaluation practices in the 2013 ACEEE Summer Study.

Laura Schauer
Moving Behind Econometrics to Examine the Behavioral Change Behind Impacts

This white paper on estimating behavior change impacts, was co-authored by Anne Dougherty and Amanda Dwelley and presented at IEPEC in Boston in 2011.

Anne Dougherty Amanda Dwelley
Low Income Programs—Final Results of the Longitudinal Study

Laura Schauer co-authored this white paper summarizing the results of a longitudinal study of Wisconsin’s low income programs.

Laura Schauer
Comparison of Home Retrofit Programs in Wisconsin

Eileen Hannigan co-authored a report comparing Wisconsin weatherization programs for the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Building Technologies Program.

Eileen Hannigan
Making Research Matter! A Talk at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Exchange

Anne Dougherty speaks on getting clear on your research goals in this video recording from the 2015 Efficiency Exchange conference in Portland.

Anne Dougherty