Hello everyone! I hope you’re all hanging in there. It’s been a tough year, to say the least. NEEA’s Market Research and Evaluation (MRE) projects have all been adapted to meet the constraints of social distancing – in-person focus groups have been moved to virtual; site visits are being delayed; as well as a few other modifications. But all in all, we’ve not experienced significant changes to work plans. Earlier in the quarter, we suspect we had higher than typical response rates for phone interviews and surveys because certain professional groups were more available.
Thank you for taking some time to read through the MRE newsletter. Remember that it’s a forward look at what we have planned for the third quarter. You’ll see that many of our Long-Term Monitoring & Tracking (LTMT) studies have wrapped up and reports have just been posted, or soon will be. LTMT studies are some of my favorite studies MRE manages, as they are strict longitudinal evaluations that, over time, really allow us to see the outcomes of our regional efforts at market transformation. We also have a lot of HVAC studies that are wrapping up soon. Take a look, and as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or the project manager associated with the work with any questions or ideas. I hope you’re all enjoying these first few days of summer.