Papers & Reports

Original thought leadership and research, developed and published by Cadmus’ subject matter experts.

Study of Renewable Energy Installation Quality in Rhode Island’s Renewable Energy Growth Program

July 12, 2017

Cadmus conducted a first-of-its-kind study for the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources on solar installation quality through the state’s Renewable Energy Growth program.

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Economic Impact Analyses of Energy Efficiency in the Midwest

January 26, 2017

The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance commissioned Cadmus to conduct research on the economic impact of regional investments in energy efficiency.

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Demand Response In The Northwest

December 19, 2016

Summary of content presented at the 2016 NW Demand Response Symposium

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Recertifying Existing LEED Buildings: Your How-to Guide

September 23, 2016

OK, you have an Existing LEED Building certification. What’s next?

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Connecticut Green Bank Residential Solar Investment Program Evaluations

March 21, 2016

Cadmus has conducted two evaluations of the Connecticut Green Bank's Residential Solar Investment Program, through which incentives for residential solar photovoltaic systems are provided for Connecticut electric ratepayers. These evaluations provide assessments of the program at different time points and with different focus areas.

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New York State Data Center Market Characterization

March 15, 2016

New York State Data Center Market Characterization conveys the results of research conducted by the Cadmus team for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to assess the energy efficiency opportunity and potential of data centers in the commercial and industrial market in New York state.

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Six Essential Strategies for Strong CDP Scores

February 18, 2016

Cadmus’ CDP experts lay out how companies can benefit from CDP reporting and gain maximum CDP scores for disclosure and performance.

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Energy Investment Partnerships: How State and Local Governments Are Engaging Private Capital to Drive Clean Energy Investments

December 16, 2015

Cadmus was proud to lead the team that produced this report on financing mechanisms that stimulate and facilitate clean energy investment.

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Commercial Refrigeration Loadshape Project

December 4, 2015

The results of a 2015 commercial refrigeration study conducted for the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP).

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Strategic Uses of Ongoing Fast Feedback Customer Satisfaction Studies

August 13, 2015

Jill Steiner of Cadmus and Joseph Forcillo of Consumers Energy discuss the design, logistics, and results of an innovative customer satisfaction survey approach.

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More Bulb for the Buck? Verifying Ratepayer Value in an Upstream Lighting Program

A critical perspective on administration of upstream lighting programs and the importance of monitoring pricing in these programs.

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Assessing the Economic Impacts of Publicly Funded Investments in Energy-Efficiency Programs

August 12, 2015

Analysis of economic impacts associated with a $26.1 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act investment in a portfolio of energy-efficiency programs.

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Warming Up to Direct Install Refrigeration Measures

Presented at IEPEC 2015, this paper discusses a multistate study of common direct install refrigeration retrofit measures conducted by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships.

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Optimizing the Post-Occupancy Evaluation Timeline for Commercial New Construction Simulation Modeling

This paper, presented at IEPEC 2015, provides analysis of models that use utility billing data to examine building performance and the effectiveness of energy-efficiency measures.

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Improvements in Strategic Energy Management Program Impact Evaluation Methods: Lessons Learned from Several Recent Projects

August 11, 2015

Authors from Cadmus, BPA, and ETO discuss challenging strategic energy management evaluation areas and offer recommendations for standardizing reporting.

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Benchmarking and Best Practices Research: Making it Real

Coauthors from Cadmus and Consumers Energy detail an innovative approach to benchmarking and establishing best practices for energy-efficiency programs.

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Vacation Destination Nantucket – No Walk in the Park When You Are on an Island

This paper, presented at IEPEC 2015, discusses a study on collecting energy-efficiency data via site visits on a remote island with limited resources.

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When Failure Can Be a Resounding Success: The Demonstration Project

Discusses key components of successful technology demonstration projects to assess the savings performance, customer acceptance, and large-scale feasibility of new technologies.

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Drought Management in a Changing Climate: Using Cost-Benefit Analyses to Assist Drinking Water Utilities

August 10, 2015

A cost-benefit analysis can help drinking water utilities evaluate and compare alternative drought management practices and select those that have the greatest net benefit for their systems. This Water Research Foundation report provides relevant background information and guidance.

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Assessing U.S. Community Preparedness in the Case of Ebola Virus Disease

May 6, 2015

This paper highlights patterns of success and failure in community preparedness and recommends procedural changes that could help mitigate the effects of a future outbreak.

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Exploring and Evaluating Modular Approaches to Multi-State Compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan in the West

May 1, 2015

This report, written and based on research conducted for the Western Interstate Energy Board, explores multi-state compliance options for the U.S. EPA’s proposed 111(d) rule, also known as the Clean Power Plan.

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Evaluation of the 2013–2014 Programmable and Smart Thermostat Program

April 17, 2015

This Cadmus report, written for Vectren Corporation, presents the findings of an evaluation of Vectren's 2013-2014 program to install programmable and smart thermostats in the homes of 600 residential customers.

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Sustainability Program Development for Transportation Agencies: An Overview

March 24, 2015

Damon Fordham lays out the elements that Cadmus has used to help transportation agencies achieve their goals by using existing assets and satisfying numerous stakeholders.

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2014 CDP Utilities Sector Report

February 4, 2015

Cadmus’ greenhouse gas and sustainability experts delve into the 2014 CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Information Request responses of 19 North American utilities to identify current trends in the energy utility sector.

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Environmental Sensitivity Analysis in Organizational Sustainability Planning

January 16, 2015

Environmental sensitivity analysis that builds on shared interests can boost program effectiveness and minimize vulnerability for all parties.

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Long-Run Savings and Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Report Programs

November 4, 2014

Cadmus' latest publication reveals key insights into the long-term savings implications of home energy report programs, both beyond the first years of establishment and after the programs conclude.

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Finding Common Ground: Utilities & Regulators

June 3, 2014

In Finding Common Ground: Utilities & Regulators, we lay out the policy options confronting the energy-efficiency industry and recommend the best options for aligning those policies with utility interests to encourage energy efficiency.

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Reversing the Sustainability Slide

February 5, 2014

Companies in extractive industries increasingly recognize the interdependence between environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and access to natural resources. Many devote significant resources of time and capital to sustainability programs, only to fall short of their desired results. This paper discusses the methods Cadmus’ field-based experience has proven to most effectively help clients leverage their existing sustainability initiatives to shift inconsistent performance into the zone of acceptability.

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Working with the Federal Government on Cybersecurity: Preparation is Key to Success

December 5, 2013

Firms need to understand their rights and responsibilities—as well as the risks and potential rewards—associated with working with a government agency on cyber matters.

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Peak-Coincident Demand Savings from Residential Behavior-Based Programs

November 23, 2013

Study findings presented by James Stewart, Ph.D., at the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference in November 2013 show that residential behavior-based programs can help utilities manage their system peak loads.

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