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WE ARE energy efficiency EXPERTS

 

EcoMetric Consulting is focused on constructive research to influence energy consumption & behaviors. We provide inspired, forward-thinking advisory services to inform demand-side management decision making.


CORE SERVICES


Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation

Successful conservation programs are constantly evolving and need continuous process improvement. EcoMetric conducts assessments that determine and document the direct and indirect benefits of energy efficiency and demand response programs. We provide real-time and/or retrospective assessments of the performance and implementation of a DSM program or portfolio of programs.

Implementation Support

Implementation Support

Much of our work is performed in support of utility or public goods funded energy efficiency programs. We assist DSM program implementation efforts with technical assistance services that focus on coordination of different aspects of program implementation like program design, application review, pre- and post- site inspections, on-site metering, savings verification and tracking & reporting.

Program Planning

Program Planning

We leverage real-world implementation and evaluation experience and industry insights to accurately forecast utilities’ energy efficiency, demand response, & distributed generation markets; design & improve their demand side management programs; and support their integrated resource planning process. Services we offer include baseline studies, market potential studies, technology forecasting, & integrated resource planning.

Market Characterization

Market Characterization

We provide assessments of structure or functioning of a market, the behavior of market participants, market evolution and/or market changes that result from one or more DSM program efforts. Our market characterization studies include estimates of the current market role of energy efficiency (market baselines), as well as the potential role of efficiency technology in a local, state, regional, or national market. We also provide market effects evaluations to understand the spillover effects of programs in shifting market baselines and effecting longer term market transformation.

Metering & Monitoring

Metering & Monitoring

We provide complete measurement and verification services in support of performance contracts, energy efficiency programs, metering studies and other projects where proven energy savings are required. We have performed short and long-term monitoring at numerous facilities and are well versed in the leading M&V protocols including the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP), the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) application of the protocol, and Standard Performance Contract (SPC) protocols.

Energy Audits

Energy Audits

EcoMetric provides a full range of energy assessment services from walk-through audits (ASHRAE Level I), preliminary scoping studies (ASHRAE Level II), to investment grade audits (ASHRAE Level III). We also provide pre and post on-site inspection services to verify equipment installation, gather operational data, conduct metering activities and calculate savings compliant with the IMPVP. We rely on state-of-the-art tools and calculation methods and stay informed of the latest developments in energy efficiency.

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Experience


more than 25 evaluations Over the Last Decade

Experience


more than 25 evaluations Over the Last Decade


A SAMPLE OF OUR EXPERIENCE


Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Canada

Impact and Process Evaluations of the Industrial Portfolio of Programs, 2016-Present

SCOPE

  • Energy Impacts
  • Demand Impacts
  • Net-to-Gross Analysis
  • Process Evaluation
  • Engineering-Adjusted Billing Analysis
  • Time Series Measure Adoption Study
  • Load Shape Development
  • Prescriptive Assumption Review


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The project includes ongoing impact, process and market effects evaluations for the Ontario Industrial Portfolio - Process & Systems Upgrades Program (PSU), Industrial Accelerator Program (IAP), Energy Manager Program, Monitoring & Targeting Program (M&T), and Program Enabled Savings - Activities include the design and implementation of a stratified sampling plan, site visit planning and deployment, onsite metering, calculation of ex-post energy savings and demand reduction achievements, development of 8760 load shapes, along with aggregation, analysis, and reporting of impact findings.

Additional activities include development of energy saving calculation tools, cost effectiveness analysis and GHG impact estimation tools and programmatic M&V guidelines for the implementers. EcoMetric supports the IESO in managing stakeholders including the 60+ Local Distribution Companies, natural gas providers and third party-interveners.

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Act 129 Phase III Statewide Evaluator, 2009-Present

SCOPE

  • Evaluation Framework
  • Energy Impacts
  • Demand Impacts
  • M&V Framework
  • TRM Revision
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Onsite Verification
  • Participant Surveys


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EcoMetric’s consultants have been conducting the Pennsylvania Act 129 statewide evaluation since 2009. This contract has a number of components which focus on evaluating the performance of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) programs of the seven large Pennsylvania Electric Distribution Companies (EDCs). Under the direction of the Commission, an evaluation process has been established that guides and monitors the sampling, data collection, savings estimation, reporting, and cost-effectiveness calculations of the evaluation contractors hired by each EDC.

The SWE team has created an Evaluation Framework to guide the utility EM&V contractors in the development of data collection and sampling protocols, proper use of the Technical Reference Manual, and created a menu of approaches, depending on size and type of program, for verifying gross and net impacts and producing process recommendations. After each program year, the SWE reviews the evaluation methods and findings of each program and advises the Commission whether to adopt the claimed savings towards the EDC’s statutory reduction targets or request revisions to the impact estimates.

TRM development and maintenance is another core task for the Pennsylvania SWE. The goal of the statewide TRM is to unify planning and verification processes and methodologies across the seven EDCs and ensure that program savings and benefits are calculated and reported accurately. The PA SWE contract includes a number of primary research tasks in addition to the oversight and review duties. Since 2009, the SWE team has conducted two end-use saturation studies, two energy efficiency potential studies, a demand response potential study, a distributed generation potential study, and a commercial lighting metering study.

Southern Public Service Company (Xcel Energy)

Independent Evaluations, 2017-Present

SCOPE

  • Strategic Evaluation Planning
  • Metering & Monitoring
  • Billing Analysis
  • Control Group Comparisons
  • Load Shape Development
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • AMI Analytics
  • M&V Guidelines Development
  • TRM Review


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EcoMetric is part of the team conducting multiyear impact, and process evaluations of the energy efficiency and load management programs administered by SPS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy in New Mexico. Our consultants are developing Strategic Evaluation Plans, including specific evaluation plans for each program. Our responsibilities also include creating special evaluation plans for pilot programs. EcoMetric is performing engineering analysis and review, performing on-site data collection inspections, as well as deploying logging and monitoring devices. Cross-cutting activities and analysis are performed to enable reporting at both the measure and program levels.

The SPS portfolio includes industry-focused programs including Consumer Education, Refrigerator Recycling, Residential Cooling, Home Energy Services, School Kits, Energy Feedback, Business Comprehensive, and Saver’s Switch (DR) programs.

Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility

Evaluation of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program, 2016-Present

SCOPE

  • Energy Impacts
  • Demand Impacts
  • Billing Analysis
  • TRM Revision
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Participant Surveys
  • Onsite Verification


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EcoMetric is a key member of the team providing impact and process evaluation services for Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) to assess the impacts of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) Program. Our team is providing an integrated impact and process evaluation to help SEU understand the specific accomplishments of the HPwES program, including gross and net energy savings, and identifying opportunities to improve the effectiveness, market reach, and efficiency of the current program operations.

Evaluation activities have been designed to measure savings across a diverse catalog of residential measures including lighting, central AC, furnaces, ductless heat pumps, insulation and air sealing, in order to assess progress toward goals while documenting strategic recommendations to improve program design and delivery. EcoMetric is also providing recommendations for rebid of the next program phase, including RFP development.

Columbia Gas of Virginia

Evaluation of CARE Portfolio of Programs, 2016-Present

SCOPE

  • Impact Evaluation
  • Process Evaluation
  • Onsite Verification
  • Engineering-Adjusted Billing Analysis
  • Market Effects Study
  • Customer Satisfaction Evaluation


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EcoMetric is supporting evaluation, measurement and verification services for CGV’s Conservation & Ratemaking Efficiency (CARE) Portfolio of programs. Impact evaluation activities include review of savings assumptions, tracking system review, project file review, participant telephone surveys, billing analysis, and on-site measurement and verification. The evaluation plan includes multiple gross verified savings methodologies, including engineering models, billing analysis, and billing-informed engineering models; these M&V methods are tailored to each measure and program type, dependent on appropriate rigor, available project documentation, measurement needs, weather-dependent nature of the measures, and/or the presence of interactive effects. Process evaluation activities are conducted in tandem, including program materials review and interviews with program administrators, implementers, participants, and trade allies.

Programs include a Web-based Home Audit Program, Home Savings Program, Residential Low Income & Elderly Program, and Business Savings Program.

Atmos Energy Colorado

Colorado Gas Utility DSM Plans and Filing, 2016

SCOPE

  • Conservation Planning
  • Measure Analysis and Screening
  • Measure Research
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • Portfolio Buildout

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EcoMetric supported Apex Analytics, LLC in designing the 2017-2019 DSM plan and conducted an evaluability study for a consortium of three Colorado gas utilities: Atmos Energy, Colorado Natural Gas, and SourceGas. The project included developing a measure database for all potential DSM measures, selecting which measures to include in programs, designing the incentive structures and program strategies, determining evaluation methods, running program cost-effectiveness models, and preparing regulatory filings.

New Mexico Gas Company

Statewide Evaluator of Electric & Gas Energy Efficiency & Load Management Programs, 2017-Present

SCOPE

  • Participant Data Review & Portfolio Assessment
  • Evaluation Plan Development
  • Sample Design
  • Participant Phone Surveys
  • On-Site Verification
  • Prescriptive & Custom Measure Analysis


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EcoMetric is part of the Statewide Evaluator team for New Mexico Investor-owned utilities, providing evaluation, measurement and verification services for all Electric & Gas Energy Efficiency & Load Management Programs. Impact evaluation activities include review of savings assumptions, tracking system review, project file review, participant telephone surveys, billing analysis, and on-site measurement and verification.

The evaluation plan includes multiple gross verified savings methodologies, including engineering models, billing analysis, and billing-informed engineering models; these M&V methods are tailored to each measure and program type, dependent on appropriate rigor, available project documentation, measurement needs, weather-dependent nature of the measures, and/or the presence of interactive effects.

Programs include Water Savings, Space Heating, Income Qualified, and Water Heating programs.

Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Canada

Evaluations of the Business Initiatives, 2009-Present

SCOPE

  • Energy Impacts
  • Demand Impacts
  • Onsite Metering
  • Price Elasticity Modeling
  • Engineering-Adjusted Billing Analysis
  • Time Series Measure Adoption Study
  • Net-to-Gross Analysis
  • Load Shape Profiling
  • Prescriptive Assumption Review


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EcoMetric is part of the team conducting impact and process evaluations for the Ontario saveONenergy Business - Prescriptive, Custom, Audit, Commissioning, High Performance New Construction, and regional and pilot initiatives. The evaluation includes short and long term metering activities for lighting, HVAC, compressed air, and commercial cooling operations. Other activities included the design and implementation of a stratified sampling plan, site visit planning and deployment, gathering of ex-post energy savings and demand reduction achievements, development of 8760 load shapes, along with aggregation, analysis, and reporting of impact findings.

EcoMetric is also conducting an assessment of IESO's lighting baselines to ensure that baseline adjustments coincide with actual business customer practices rather than code effective dates and rules. EcoMetric is gathering and analyzing Ontario-specific information to identify current and proposed assumptions, review industry literature, approximate potential impacts, analyze lighting sales data and determine the suitability of current and proposed baseline shifts.

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About


BALANCED TECHNICAL & POLICY PERSPECTIVE

About


BALANCED TECHNICAL & POLICY PERSPECTIVE

WHERE WE WORK


OFFICES

PENNSYLVANIA (HQ)
600 Eagleview Blvd, Ste. 300
Exton, PA 19341
610-400-8600

COLORADO
2590 Walnut Street
Denver, CO 80205
610-400-8600

RHODE ISLAND
91 Clemence St
Providence, RI 02903
610-400-8600

FIELD STAFF

EcoMetric's partnership with Abraxas Energy enables us to quickly deploy additional engineering personnel from locations in CALIFORNIA, and WASHINGTON for on-site measurement, verification and other primary data gathering. Read more here.

 

EcoMetric Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (HQ)

EcoMetric’s headquarters is located at the Eagleview Corporate Center’s Co-Working space in the technology and service industry hub of Chester County, Pennsylvania. Our corporate sustainability policy promotes the use of co-working locations to keep our carbon footprint small. The corporate center is in a high efficiency building with state of the art HVAC systems, Low-E windows, LED lighting, RO water supply, daylighting controls and glazed frontage. Over 50% of our electricity is generated from renewable sources. 

EcoMetric Colorado

EcoMetric Colorado

Denver, Colorado

EcoMetric has called Green Spaces in Denver, Colorado home since the summer of 2017. Green Spaces, in the heart of Denver’s RiNo Arts District, is a sustainable co-working community of like-minded businesses serving as a hub for socially and environmentally-conscious firms. The office space features over 160 solar panels that cover nearly 100% of its energy use, as well as LED lighting and recycled products throughout.

EcoMetric New England

EcoMetric New England

Providence, Rhode Island

EcoMetric’s New England office is located in the Founders League co-working space in Providence, Rhode Island. Founders League houses a community of entrepreneurs, small businesses, remote workers, and freelancers in the heart of downtown Providence. Our Providence office provides a local presence in New England, a region containing four of the top ten energy efficient states as ranked by ACEEE’s 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.


 

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