Warm greetings and glad tidings to all of you! Welcome to another issue of NEEA’s Market Research and Evaluation (MRE) quarterly newsletter. Our team is a-buzz with the business of finishing up 2019 projects and getting plans in place for the new year. We are looking forward to an eventful first quarter with the wrapping up of several major projects, including the Washington and Oregon Residential New Construction Code Studies, the Commercial Building Stock Assessment, and a mixed method market research study for the Commercial Window Attachments program. In addition, the first quarter of each year is when MRE is very involved in managing evaluations that support NEEA’s planning team in developing annual energy savings estimates.
The goal of this newsletter is to inform you of market research and evaluation studies we expect to plan, field and report in the upcoming quarter. You’ll notice we’ve also included updates for the End-Use Load Research (EULR) effort and the Commercial Building Stock Assessment (CBSA). In future newsletters, expect to see more of these EULR and building stock updates.
As the clock runs out on 2019, we will be reflecting on the many lessons of 2019 and how we can build on these in 2020. From our MRE and End Use Studies Teams (Aaron, Anu, David, Jennifer, Meghan, Lauren, Steve and me) we wish you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful start to the new year. Thank you for the many ways you support our work!