Measurement & Evaluation
Performance measurement and program evaluation help clients gather performance data, assess results, and adapt their programs to be more effective over time. IEc is a recognized national leader in the field of program evaluation, and has been nominated twice for the American Evaluation Associations’ Ava and Gunnar Myrdal Government Evaluation Award. IEc has extensive experience evaluating federal and state, NGO, and utility programs. We are accustomed to challenges such as working with difficult and incomplete data sets, and evaluating programs with complex intervention logic. We have experience with all manner of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation designs, and we regularly plan and implement mixed-methods evaluations. We have developed evaluation guidance for clients including the U.S. EPA, United Nations Environmental Program, and the Small Business Administration. Our services include:
- Logic modeling and barriers analysis;
- Development of performance metrics;
- Evaluability assessment and evaluation planning and scoping;
- Data collection planning and data management infrastructure;
- Greenhouse gas, water, and waste inventories;
- Survey research;
- Process, market, and impact evaluation;
- Evaluation guidelines development;
- Trainings on evaluation and related topics;
- Evaluation oversight; and.
- Data visualization and report production.
IEc conducts energy evaluations for the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), U.S. DOE, and several other agency and utility clients. We are expert in designing and implementing evaluations for DSM, DR, and DER programming; R&D, demonstration and market facilitation programming for smart grid, transportation, advanced buildings, CHP, and battery research programs; codes and standards development and training; and clean tech entrepreneurship interventions. We also offer unparalleled expertise in analyzing non-energy benefits of energy programs.
IEc has 20 years of environmental program evaluation experience, including over 80 evaluations for the U.S. EPA. Environmental endpoints are some of the most difficult to evaluate because they often occur long after the intervention and have many rival factors. IEc applies a range of tools and approaches to evaluate environmental endpoints.