Evaluation, Measurement, & Verification (EM&V)

(Blog Post - 4/25/2018)
US homes can lower their energy use by up to one-sixth simply by incorporating smart technologies, according to our new report, Energy Impacts of Smart Home Technologies. In addition, these technologies — a combination of software, sensors, and...
(Document - 4/16/2018)
Homeowners and renters are increasingly using technologies like smart thermostats and smart lighting, appliances, and outlets to enhance comfort and convenience. But these are not the only benefits. Smart technologies can also optimize a home’s...
(Document - 12/20/2017)
Commercial buildings have their own unique energy systems, ownership structures, and decision-making processes. They also have striking opportunities to save energy by installing smart technologies. Beginning where our previous Smart Buildings study...
(Document - 10/18/2017)
EM&V (evaluation, measurement, and verification) plays many critical roles in planning, developing, and deploying energy efficiency utility system resources—and those resources are evolving. This report identifies the states that are showing...
(Blog Post - 10/18/2017)
As gas and electric utilities increasingly rely on energy efficiency as a resource, innovative ways to evaluate its impacts are emerging. Our new report Recent Developments in Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification presents...
(Document - 10/2/2017)
Since 2012, Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has administered the state’s limited-income energy efficiency programs. The programs have been effective in delivering substantial energy savings for each participating...
(Document - 7/28/2017)
Comments by ACEEE and SEEA, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, on the topic of evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy efficiency programs. The comments were delivered to the Virginia State Corporation Commission in reference to...
(Document - 7/28/2016)
This paper analyzes Bank of America’s $55 million initiative to provide low-cost funding and grant support to advance energy efficiency investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The funding supported community development financial...
(Document - 5/25/2016)
Comments to the Virginia State Corporation Commission on the topic of evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of the impact of energy efficiency measures. 
(Document - 12/16/2015)
Information and communications technologies (ICT) can automate and transform the evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of energy efficiency programs. In both the residential and the commercial and industrial sectors, ICT enables the...