Q2 2023 Market Research and Evaluation Newsletter

Welcome to NEEA’s Market Research and Evaluation (MRE) quarterly newsletter! Spring is in the air, although it has felt more like summer on several occasions. Whether it’s 95° or 70°, springtime in the Northwest is magical.

After a very busy first half of the year, the MRE team is thankful to be wrapping up several studies. The project tracker on the next two pages outlines the studies that are in the reporting stage. Look for those reports to post to NEEA’s website in the next few weeks. Links are included throughout the newsletter for those reports that may be of interest. As far as studies that are currently in the field, two major efforts that recently launched: the electric High-Performance HVAC and natural gas Efficient Rooftop Units Market Progress Evaluation Reports (MPERs). These are large evaluation efforts for NEEA's two commercial HVAC Market Transformation programs. They are the first MPERs for both programs, and as such will include elements of formative evaluation to support refinements to program design. In addition to tracking progress against pre-defined market progress indicators, these early market progress evaluations also include data collection aimed at validating key elements of the program theory. Take a look at what’s coming up, and as always, reach out with any questions, suggestions or other feedback.

~ Amy Webb, Sr. Manager, Market Research & Evaluation ~