Energy Efficiency

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 293–303

Training the next generation of energy efficiency evaluators

  • Edward Vine
  • William Saxonis
  • Jane Peters
  • Bobbi Tannenbaum
  • Bob Wirtshafter
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12053-012-9177-3

Cite this article as:
Vine, E., Saxonis, W., Peters, J. et al. Energy Efficiency (2013) 6: 293. doi:10.1007/s12053-012-9177-3


The energy efficiency services sector is an increasingly important part of the global economy, with an increased need for trained evaluators to foster energy efficiency program accountability and improvement. Organizations are experiencing difficulty in finding people who are knowledgeable about and experienced in the evaluation of energy efficiency programs. Accordingly, there is a need to assess the training needs of the energy efficiency evaluation community (for both new and “experienced” evaluators). This paper presents the results of a recent survey conducted by the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) on energy efficiency evaluation training needs and contrasts those findings with the findings from a survey conducted by the American Evaluation Association on young evaluators (those people in the field <5 years) and another by the Association of Energy Services Professionals. This analysis is also complemented by a brief survey of members of the 2012 Rome Conference IEPEC Planning Committee on international needs.


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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Vine
    • 1
  • William Saxonis
    • 2
  • Jane Peters
    • 3
  • Bobbi Tannenbaum
    • 4
  • Bob Wirtshafter
    • 5
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and California Institute for Energy and EnvironmentBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.New York Department of Public ServiceAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.Research Into ActionPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Research Into ActionMadisonUSA
  5. 5.Wirstshafter AssociatesRydalUSA