DOE Site Features Case Studies Produced by WPUI

Scott Williams

Scott Williams

A Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored project, produced by WPUI staff, is demonstrating the benefits that evaluation can provide to energy and environmental programs. In the summer of 2009 Scott Williams, a graduate student working for WPUI, researched and produced a series of case study information briefs for the DOE entitled the “Value of Program Evaluation.”

The goal of the project was to raise the profile of program evaluation by showing the benefits to state and federal programs that have implemented evaluation recommendations. Those benefits include reduced program cost or dollars saved, increased productivity, increased product sales, and streamlined processes.

The five information briefs are now featured on the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Evaluation Resource Documents web page. You may access each of them by clicking the links below:

  • Introduction to the “Value of Program Evaluation” Case Study Series (PDF 125 KB)
  • “DOE Hydrogen Program Saved Nearly $30 Million by Investing in Annual In-Progress Peer Reviews” (U.S. DOE, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy) (PDF 297 KB)
  • “Evaluation Helps Program Increase Sales of Energy Saving Light Bulbs Among Women” (ENERGY STAR®Products Program, Wisconsin Focus on Energy) (PDF 308 KB)
  • “Evaluation Helps Pesticide Program Finish Project Four Years Sooner Than Estimated” (Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. EPA) (PDF 333 KB)
  • “Evaluation Prompts ENERGY STAR Program to Replace Web Tool, Saving 90 Percent of Annual Costs” (ENERGY STAR Residential Program, U.S. EPA) (PDF 230 KB)
  • “Programs Streamline Process, Add Customers More Quickly After Implementing Evaluation Recommendations” (Empower Programs, Hydro-Québec) (PDF 248 KB)
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