The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is soliciting proposals to provide evaluation services supporting NEEA’s commercial code development efforts. The goals of this evaluation study are to (a) assess the path(s) by which and degree to which code compliance is achieved with the state-amended 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) in newly constructed buildings, and (b) measure the energy performance of a subset of these buildings as compared with the average energy performance of buildings constructed under previous code. The results of the study will provide direction to the development and implementation efforts of the NEEA Codes team and provide other regional code stakeholders guidance in targeting their energy efficiency work in the commercial new construction sector. The selected contractor will work with NEEA, on behalf of NEEA funders, to create a viable study design meeting four objectives:
NEEA encourages individual and joint proposals (two or more firms partnering to carry out the full scope) from all firms with relevant experience in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods study design. NEEA is particularly interested in proposals from firms with prior experience conducting research and/or evaluation related to commercial building energy code.
Intent to Respond is due May 19, 2023. The deadline for submitting written proposals is June 16, 2023. Intent to Respond and written proposals should be sent to Chris Cardiel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RFP posted May 11, 2023.