Laura Schauer

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Laura Schauer brings nearly 20 years’ experience working with utilities, public service commissions, and other private organizations to provide exceptional research, evaluation, and management consulting services.  Laura has led dozens of evaluations and research projects ranging from focused market research studies to multi-million, multi-year, portfolio-level evaluations. She has particular expertise in process and market evaluation and market research, although is versed in impact and attribution studies as well. Through this experience, Laura is adept at identifying and prioritizing critical research issues, considering clients’ policy and business landscape, and is passionate about supporting clients’ unique needs through high-quality research and results. Laura is Chair of the Association for Energy Service Professionals’ Market Research, Evaluation, and Greenhouse Gas topic committee, and is an active member of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, SEE Action EM&V Working Group and American Evaluation Association.

laura@illumeadvising.com

Laura is located in Madison, WI.

Related Resources

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.

Future of EM&V

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

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.

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.