Appliances

Client: Efficiency Maine

Project: Efficiency Maine ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program Evaluation

NMR and Nexant conducted a process and impact evaluation of the Efficiency Maine ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program. The evaluation focused on four key appliances: refrigerators, clothes washers, heat pump water heaters, and dehumidifiers. The process evaluation included in-depth telephone interviews with program staff and participating retailers as well as telephone surveys with participating customers. The impact evaluation included on-site visits to 70 participating homes in order to collect data and install metering equipment to measure usage.

Read the final Efficiency Maine Appliance Rebate Program Evaluation Overall Report

Client: National Grid

Project: New York Upstate Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation

NMR conducted a process and impact evaluation of the New York Upstate Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling Energy Efficiency Program. The key objectives of the process and impact evaluation were to: 1) provide feedback on program effectiveness; 2) provide feedback and corrective guidance on program design and implementation; and 3) measure and verify energy and demand savings for removed appliances. The evaluation team reviewed program operations including the tracking system, conducted in-depth interviews with program and implementation staff, conducted a participant survey, calculated free ridership estimates, and conducted on-site metering to estimate energy savings.

Read the reports from this project, including the Process Evaluation and Net-to-Gross Report and the Metering Results.

Client: Massachusetts Program Administrators

Project: Massachusetts Refrigerator and Stand-alone Freezer Turn-in and Recycling Program

NMR conducted a process and impact evaluation of the Massachusetts refrigerator and stand-alone freezer turn-in and recycling program. This program was part of the Massachusetts ENERGY STAR Appliances Program. Research included a participant survey, in-depth interviews with staff and implementation contractor, research about the secondary appliance market and impact analysis. Net impact estimates of the program were derived by applying participant-reported decision behavior about program influence and usage patterns to the gross savings estimates from elsewhere and comparing them to any ex ante savings estimates used by the sponsors.

Read the Massachusetts Appliance Turn-in Program Evaluation Final Report.