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Selected Publications:

  • “Commercial & Industrial Lighting Lifetime and Peak Demand Savings Analysis,” Alliance to Save Energy and DesignLights Consortium, November 2019. Read here
  • “Lighting Isn’t Finished: Pivoting Beyond the LED Bulb”, ACEEE Summer Study 2018. Read here
  • “Getting to 50:  How Vermont Plans to Reach 50% Market Adoption of Linear LED by 2025”, ACEEE Summer Study 2018. Read here
  • “Populating the MLS with Energy Information – A Progress Report”, ACEEE Summer Study 2018. Read here
  • “Accelerating the Pace to Fossil-Free Residential New Construction”, ACEEE Summer Study 2018. Read here
  • “The Burlington Electric Story: One Utility Approach to the Future”, ACEEE Summer Study 2018. Read here
  • “Small Steps in Coordination Equal Leaps and Bounds for Pennsylvania’s Underserved Families: Driving Policy Improvements through Collaborative Advocacy”, ACEEE Summer Study 2018. Read here
  • “Tier 3′ – Statewide Total Energy Program (“STEP”) beyond Fossil Fuels,” October 2018. Read full report here

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  • “Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls,” DesignLights Consortium, July 2018. Read here
  • “Iowa Energy Efficiency Programs: Impacts to Date and Future Potential,” February 2018. Read here
  • “Energy Efficiency Financing for Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Current State of the Market, Issues, and Opportunities,” August 2017. Read here
  • “Zero Energy Now Program Results,” Green Energy Times, June 2017. Read here
  • “Current Practices in Efficiency Financing: An Overview for State and Local Governments,” November 2016. Read here
  • “Green Bank Accounting: Examining the Current Landscape and Tallying Progress on Energy Efficiency” September 2016. Read here
  • “Growing the Pie? Assessing Financing’s Achievable Savings Potential,” ACEEE Summer Study 2016 Read here
  • “The Next Quantum Leap in Efficiency: 30 Percent Electric Savings in Ten Years,” Regulatory Assistance Project, February 2016, Read here
  • “Making it Count: Understanding the Value of Energy Efficiency Financing Programs Funded by Utility Customers,” SEE Action Financing Solutions Working Group and Driving Ratepayer-Funded Efficiency through Regulatory Policies Working Group, December 2015, Read here
  • “Accessing Secondary Markets as a Capital Source for Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Program Design Considerations for Policymakers and Administrators,” SEE Action Financing Solutions Working Group, February 2015, Read here
  • “Energy Efficiency as a T&D Resource: Lessons from Recent U.S. Efforts to Use Geographically Targeted Efficiency Programs to Defer T&D Investments,” Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, January 2015. Read here
  • “Development of a Voluntary Commercial/Multifamily/Mixed-Use Building Energy Label,” report to the Vermont Legislature on behalf of the Vermont Public Service Department, December 2014. Read here
  • “Ductless Heat Pump Meta Study”, NEEP EM&V Forum, October 2014. Read here
  • “Residential Building Energy Scoring and Labeling – An Update from the Leading States”, Proceedings of ACEEE 2014 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 2014. Read here
  • “Residential Financing on the Ground: Lessons Learned from Programmatic Examples,” Proceedings of ACEEE 2014 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 2014. Read here
  • “How Energy Code Compliance Programs Can Generate More Savings Opportunities”, for Conservation Services Group Spark Series, April 2014. Read here
  • “Development of a Voluntary Residential Building Energy Label”, Report to the Vermont Legislature, for the Vermont Public Service Department, December 2013. Read here
  • “Northeast Residential Lighting Strategy: 2013-2014 Update”, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, October 2013 Read here
  • “Alternative Michigan Energy Savings Goals to Promote Longer Term Savings and Address Small Utility Challenges,” Michigan Public Service Commission, September 2013. Read here
  • “Attributing Building Energy Code Savings to Energy Efficiency Programs,” Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, February 2013. Read here
  • “Building Retrofit and Industry Market (BRIM) Initiative: Reactions to the Residential Retrofit Roundtable Recommendations,” Read here
  • “Residential Energy Efficiency Financing: Key Elements of Program Design,” Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Environment Northeast, January 2013 Read here
  • “Northeast Residential Lighting Strategy: 2012-2013 Update,”Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, December 2012 Read here
  • “Ten Pitfalls of Potential Studies,” Regulatory Assistance Project, November 2012 Read here
  • “Accelerating Energy Efficiency in the New Construction Market with Stretch Codes,” Proceedings of ACEEE 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 2012 Read here
  • “Global Power Best Practice Series: Policies to Achieve Greater Energy Efficiency,” Regulatory Assistance Project, October 2012 Read here
  • “Improved Code Enforcement: A Powerful Policy Tool.  Lessons Learned from New York State,” Proceedings of ACEEE 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 2012. Read here
  • “Interviews with Vermont Home Performance Contractors and Fuel Dealers,” prepared for the High Meadows Fund, July 2012. Read here
  • “An Energy Efficiency Feed-in-Tariff: Key Policy and Design Considerations,” published by the Regulatory Assistance Project, March/April 2012 Read here
  • “Northeast Residential Lighting Strategy,” Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, March 2012. Read here
  • “U.S. Experience with Efficiency as a Transmission and Distribution System Resource,” published by the Regulatory Assistance Project, February 2012 Read here
  • “Vermont Energy Code Compliance Plan: Achieving 90% Compliance by 2017,” Vermont Department of Public Service, January 2012 Read here
  • “New York Energy Code Compliance Study,” NYSERDA, January 2012 Read here
  • “The Costs and Benefits of Measuring if States Meet 90% Compliance with Building Codes,” Proceedings of the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC), August 2011. Read here
  • “Funding for Energy Efficiency Programs for Unregulated Fuels,” US DOE Technical Assistance Project, published on the DOE Solution Center web site, April 2011.Read here
  • “Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide FAQs,” (with N. Kuhn and A. Meyer) for the US DOE Technical Assistance Project, published on the DOE Solution Center web site, June 2011. Read here
  • “Residential Retrofit Program Design Guide,” US DOE Technical Assistance Project, May 2011. Read here
  • “Residential Efficiency Retrofits: A Roadmap for the Future,” Regulatory Assistance Project, May 2011 Read here
  • “Is it Time to Ditch the TRC?” Proceedings of ACEEE 2010 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Volume 5, August 2010. Read here
  • “‘$300,000, 4 Bedrooms and a ‘B+’ Energy Rating’ – Transforming Markets with Mandatory Building Energy Labeling,” Proceedings of ACEEE 2010 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 2010. Read here
  • “Do CFLs Still Pass the Test?” Home Energy, May/June 2010. Read here