Training the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Evaluators

TitleTraining the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Evaluators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Refereed DesignationUnknown
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsVine, Edward L., William Saxonis, Jane S. Peters, Bobbi Tannenbaum, and Bob Wirtshafter
JournalEnergy Efficiency
Volume6
Issue2
Pagination293-303
Date Published10/2012
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Keywordsenergy efficiency, evaluation, IEPEC
Abstract

The energy efficiency services sector is an increasingly important part of the global economy, with an increased need for trained evaluators to foster energy efficiency program accountability and improvement. Organizations are experiencing difficulty in finding people who are knowledgeable about and experienced in the evaluation of energy efficiency programs. Accordingly, there is a need to assess the training needs of the energy efficiency evaluation community (for both new and “experienced” evaluators). This paper presents the results of a recent survey conducted by the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) on energy efficiency evaluation training needs and contrasts those findings with the findings from a survey conducted by the American Evaluation Association on young evaluators (those people in the field <5 years) and another by the Association of Energy Services Professionals. This analysis is also complemented by a brief survey of members of the 2012 Rome Conference IEPEC Planning Committee on international needs.

DOI10.1007/s12053-012-9177-3
Refereed DesignationUnknown