ERS engineers and consultants regularly write national conference papers and presentations concerning the innovative thinking and creative solutions evolving in the energy industry. The following is a list of selected papers presented at conferences around the world. Links to the online PDFs are provided.

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Not All Measures Are Created Equally: Using M&V Data for Strategic Program Design
Michael Ihesiaba (Con Edison) and Jacqueline Phelon (ERS)
Presented at the AESP 27th National Conference 2017, Orlando
February 2017
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Using Data Analytics to Bridge the Gap between M&V 1.0 and 2.0
Isaac Wainstein, Patrick Hewlett, and Paul Dobrowsky
Presented at the AESP 27th National Conference 2017, Orlando
February 2017
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The Longer Road to Deep Energy Savings in Commercial and Industrial Facilities
Bruce Harrington with Ian Burnes (Efficiency Maine Trust)
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2016, Pacific Grove
August 2016
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It’s About Time: Doing Integrated Real-Time Impact Evaluations
Sue Haselhorst with Joe Dolengo (National Grid)
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2016, Pacific Grove
August 2016
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Measuring Performance of Net Zero Homes in New York State
Nick Collins and Ryan Pollin
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2016, Pacific Grove
August 2016
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Bring Me the Right Data! An In-Depth Look at What Data Is Useful for the Utility of the Future
Isaac Wainstein and Ryan Bossis
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2016, Pacific Grove
August 2016
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Roadmap to Distributed Generation: Innovative Tools for CHP Adoption
Sam Witty and Gita Subramony
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2016, Pacific Grove
August 2016
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Review of a Population of Implemented Combined Heat and Power Projects
Nick Collins and Jesse Remillard
Presented at the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) 2016, New Orleans
May 2016
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Commercial Building Codes: Finding the Path to Improved Compliance
Ari Michelson, Brian McCowan, and Frances Chase
Presented at the AESP 26th National Conference 2016, Phoenix
February 2016
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Leaving the Rearview Mirror Behind: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Concurrent Impact Evaluation Process
Betsy Ricker (ERS), Nick Collins (ERS), Cheryl Glanton (NYSERDA), and Carley Murray (NYSERDA)
Presented at the 2015 IEPEC Conference, Long Beach
August 2015
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Cracking the Code: Impact Evaluation Methods of ARRA-Funded Energy Code Initiatives
Michael Rovito with Tim Pettit (DNV GL)
Presented at the 2015 IEPEC Conference, Long Beach
August 2015
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How to Show the Implementer What to Do Next
Erik Mellen (Eversource), Sue Haselhorst, and Isaac Wainstein
Presented at the 2015 IEPEC Conference, Long Beach
August 2015
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To Do or Not to Do Redux: Triggering an Impact Evaluation?
Erik Mellen (Northeast Utilities) and Sue Haselhorst
Presented at the 2015 IEPEC Conference, Long Beach
August 2015
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Kiln Upgrade Case Study: Turn-of-the-Century Brick Kilns replaced with a Quick-Dry Partial Vacuum System at Steinway & Sons
Ryan Bossis with Bill Rigos (Steinway & Sons)
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2015, Buffalo
August 2015
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Efficiency under Fire: Case Studies and Strategies for Successful Industrial Programs
Gita Subramony and Cameron Kinney
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2015, Buffalo
August 2015
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More Snow for Less Energy: Is It Real?
Valerie Eacret, Jonathan Maxwell, and Betsy Ricker
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2015, Buffalo
August 2015
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Strategic Energy Planning: A Roadmap to Carbon Reduction in Large Industrials
Mark D'Antonio with Jeff Perkins, Ari Michelson, and Max Twogood
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2015, Buffalo
August 2015
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Facility Scale Energy Storage: Applications, Technologies, and Barriers
Jesse Remillard and Jeff Perkins
Presented at the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC) 2015, New Orleans
June 2015
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The Case for Expanding Comprehensive US Evaluation Mandates and Considerations for the EU
Gary Epstein, Jeff Perkins, Jonathan Maxwell, Lucy Neiman, Patrick Hewlett, and Sue Haselhorst
Presented at the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) 2015, Presqu'île de Giens, France
May 2015
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Are We There Yet? Determining a Baseline Using a Data-Driven Boiler Market Characterization
Sue Haselhorst (ERS), Isaac Wainstein (ERS), Michael Smalec (DNV GL), and Antonio Larson (National Grid)
Presented at the 2014 IEPEC Conference, Berlin
September 2014
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The Potential Role of Distributed Facility-Scale Energy Storage Technologies in Managing Utility-Scale Power Demands
Jesse Remillard (ERS), Mike Rovito (ERS), Alex Hill (Dunsky Energy Consulting), and Casey Mastro (NYSERDA)
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2014, Pacific Grove
August 2014
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Merge Ahead: Integrating Process and Impact Evaluations
Patrick Hewlett and Sue Haselhorst
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2014, Pacific Grove
August 2014
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Commercial Construction: Time to Overhaul Energy Code Compliance and Enforcement Approaches
Brian McCowan and Gary Epstein (ERS); Ryan Barry, Jim Leahy, and Andrea Ranger (DNV-KEMA); and Wendy Todd (National Grid)
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2014, Pacific Grove
August 2014
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Advanced Thermostats for Small- to Medium-Sized Commercial Buildings
Michael Rovito (ERS), Pete Savio (NYSERDA), Gita Subramony (ERS), and Laurentia Duffy (ERS)
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2014, Pacific Grove
August 2014
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Moving Beyond Low Hanging Fruit: Successful Energy Efficiency Program Outreach Strategies for Commercial Facilities
Peter Serian, Bryn Samuel, Mark D'Antonio, Lucy Neiman, and Gary Epstein
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2014, Pacific Grove
August 2014
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Energy Audit Impacts Delivering Sustained Savings
Jeff Perkins and Jonathan Maxwell
Presented at the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) 2014, Arnhem, the Netherlands
June 2014
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Advanced Thermostats for Small- to Medium-Sized Commercial Buildings
Jeff Perkins, Michael Rovito, and Gita Subramony
Presented at the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) 2014, Arnhem, the Netherlands
June 2014
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Large Industrials: Serious Engagement for Deep Savings
Gary Epstein, Mark D'Antonio, Lucy Neiman, and Jeff Perkins
Presented at the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) 2014, Arnhem, the Netherlands
June 2014
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Case Studies: High Performance Lighting for School Facilities
Brian McCowan (ERS), Tom Coughlin (National Grid), and Gary Epstein (ERS)
Presented at the AESP 24th National Conference 2014, San Diego
January 2014
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New Energy Codes: Emerging Initiatives To Aggressively Support Compliance
Gary Epstein and Brian McCowan
Presented at the AESP 24th National Conference 2014, San Diego
January 2014
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Compressed Air Systems: Load Reduction Approaches and Innovations
Mark D'Antonio and Gary Epstein
Presented at the AESP 24th National Conference 2014, San Diego
January 2014
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Auditing Audits: Big Savings Found in Long-Term Assessment
Jonathan Maxwell, Satyen Moray, and Rebecca Reed Gagnon (NYSERDA)
Presented at the 2013 IEPEC Conference, Chicago
August 2013
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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Turn the Lights Out: Trials, Tribulations, and Results of a Pre-/Post-Retrofit Occupancy Sensor Evaluation
Arlis Reynolds (Cadmus) and Sue Haselhorst (ERS)
Presented at the 2013 IEPEC Conference, Chicago
August 2013
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Compared to What? An Alternative Strategy for Estimating Commercial and Industrial New Construction Baselines
Jennfier Chiodo (Cx Associates), Jennifer Meissner (NYSERDA), Judeen Byrne (NYSERDA), Lori Lewis (Megdal and Associates), Jonathan Maxwell (ERS), and Kathryn Parlin (WHEC)
Presented at the 2013 IEPEC Conference, Chicago
August 2013
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Pre-Retrofit Evaluation of Industrial Projects
Jonathan Maxwell, Betsy Ricker, and Carley Murray (NYSERDA)
Presented at the 2013 IEPEC Conference, Chicago
August 2013
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200 Programs, One Evaluation Budget, One New Approach: A Recounting of the Great "Program Assessments"
Christina Torok (Evergreen Economics), Michael Rovito (ERS), and Jennifer Fagan (Itron)
Presented at the 2013 IEPEC Conference, Chicago
August 2013
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To Do or Not to Do: Is It Time for Another Impact Evaluation?
Sue Haselhorst (ERS), Erik Mellen (Northeast Utilities), and Chad Telarico (DNV KEMA)
Presented at the 2013 IEPEC Conference, Chicago
August 2013
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Advanced Thermostats: What They Offer the Commercial and Industrial Sectors
Michael Rovito (ERS), Pete Savio (NYSERDA), Gita Subramony (ERS), Laurentia Duffy (ERS)
Presented at the AESP 23rd National Conference 2013, Orlando
January 2013
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Establishing Savings Algorithms and Evaluation Procedures for Emerging Technologies and Innovative Program Approaches
Brian McCowan (ERS), Philippe Dunsky (Dunsky Energy Consulting), Jonathan Livingston (Livingston Energy Innovations), and Mary Sutter (Opinion Dynamics)
Presented at the ACEEE Summer Study 2012, Pacific Grove
August 2012
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Impact Evaluation of Behavior Change in the Industrial Sector
Chris Smith (ERS), Rita Siong (NEEA), and John Sandin (NEEA)
Presented at the 2011 IEPEC Conference, Boston
August 2011
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Identifying High Value CHP Candidates Using a Low-Cost Methodology
Sue Haselhorst with David Larson (National Grid)
Presented at the 2011 IEPEC Conference, Boston
August 2011
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How to Design a Gas Program Impact Evaluation
Jonathan Maxwell and Kathryn Parlin (West Hill Energy & Computing)
Presented at the AESP 21st National Conference 2011, Lake Buena Vista
January 2011
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Fuel Neutral Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction: Three Pilot Programs
Brian McCowan (ERS), Wendy MacPherson (NYSERDA), Ian Burnes (Efficiency Maine), Philippe Dunsky (Dunsky Energy Consulting), Shamus Cunningham (ERS), and Richard Doughty (ERS)
Presented at the AESP 21st National Conference 2011, Lake Buena Vista
January 2011
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Assessing Solid State Lighting Products and Projects for Funding
Brian McCowan (ERS), Jon Linn (Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships), Gabe Arnold (Vermont Energy Investment Corporation), and Todd Winner (ERS)
Presented at the AESP 20th National Conference 2010, Tucson
February 2010
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Engaging the Industrial Sector in Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs
Gary Epstein, Mark D'Antonio, Chris Smith, and Brian McCowan
Presented at the AESP 20th National Conference 2010, Tucson
February 2010
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Taking Engineering Savings to the Next Level
Yogesh Patil (ERS), Dan Barbieri (KEMA), and Gail Azulay (NSTAR)
Presented at the 2009 IEPEC Conference, Portland
August 2009
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Large Lessons Learned: Impact Evaluation of Projects That Reported Over 1,500,000 kWh/yr Savings
Jonathan Maxwell (ERS), Cherie Gregoire (NYSERDA), Jennifer Meissner (NYSERDA), and Lori Megdal (Megdal & Associates, LLC)
Presented at the 2009 IEPEC Conference, Portland
August 2009
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Feasting at the Ultimate Enhanced Free-Ridership Salad Bar
Lori Megdal (Megdal & Associates, LLC), Yogesh Patil (ERS), Cherie Gregoire (NYSERDA), Jennifer Meissner (NYSERDA), and Kathryn Parlin (West Hill Energy & Computing)
Presented at the 2009 IEPEC Conference, Portland
August 2009
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Noteworthy Approaches & Findings from C&I Retrofit Program Evaluation
Yogesh Patil, Sue Haselhorst, Mark D'Antonio, and Gary Epstein
Presented at the 2007 IEPEC Conference, Chicago
August 2007
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Perspectives from the Trenches: Insights from Evaluation Field Engineers on Best Approaches for Working with Customers
Mark D'Antonio, Yogesh Patil, Chris Fisher, and Gary Epstein
Presented at the 2005 IEPEC Conference, Brooklyn
August 2005
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Application of Commercial Sector Energy Code Compliance Documents for Assessing Baseline Practice: Assessing Whether Compliance Documents
Gary Epstein, Yogesh Patil, Brian McCowan, Mark D'Antonio, and Sue Haselhorst
Presented at the 2005 IEPEC Conference, Brooklyn
August 2005
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