140  years combined energy industry experience

6       Ph.D.s

14     Masters degrees

3       published works per year, per person, on average, since 2009

Expertise
Not just better numbers. Better understanding.
Not just better numbers. Better understanding.

Partner with people who help you see beyond data. We deliver energy industry research and analysis services in three distinct practice areas, helping you capture crucial information, clarify its meaning and transform it into a strategic roadmap for the way forward.

Partner with people who help you see beyond data. We deliver energy industry research and analysis services in three distinct practice areas, helping you capture crucial information, clarify its meaning and transform it into a strategic roadmap for the way forward.

140  years combined energy industry experience

6       Ph.D.s

14     Masters degrees

3       published works per year, per person, on average, since 2009

Policy, Planning, & Evaluation
To map your way forward, you need to know where you are.
Policy, Planning, & Evaluation
To map your way forward, you need to know where you are.

We’ve integrated our policy, planning, and evaluation services because they’re interconnected in your business—each area, ideally, informing the others.


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Because regulations are the water you swim in, we bring our fluency in ever-shifting regional, state, and federal policies to bear on every project, identifying and addressing policy implications along the way. We believe in evaluation as a best practice, offering research to inform future programs. And because better strategy is your ultimate aim, it’s ours too. Working closely with you, we apply a variety of forward-looking techniques and analyses to help optimize your energy efficiency portfolios for the long-term. 


Among our services:

  • Regulatory support & testimony
  • Strategic planning
  • Evaluability assessment
  • Evaluation planning
  • Process evaluation
  • Impact evaluation
  • Logic model development
  • Key performance indicator development and assessment
  • Process and workflow optimization
  • Pilot program evaluation
  • Best practices assessment
  • Quality assurance and quality control assessments
  • Program design
  • Portfolio modeling and financial analysis
  • Pilot Program Customer Satisfaction
    Pilot Program Customer Satisfaction
  • Participant Attrition through Program Application Process
    Participant Attrition through Program Application Process
  • Barriers to energy efficiency as rated by program trade allies.
    Barriers to energy efficiency as rated by program trade allies.
  • Pilot Program Customer Satisfaction
  • Participant Attrition through Program Application Process
  • Barriers to energy efficiency as rated by program trade allies.
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Customer & Market Research
Increase customer engagement to drive business outcomes.
Customer & Market Research
Increase customer engagement to drive business outcomes.

Our market research methodology is rigorous and innovative—and it’s just the beginning of what we can do for you. Our ultimate aim is to capture actionable insights relevant to your most pressing business issues. We maximize your return on research investment by making you a collaborative partner in the process. And we provide strategic insights on how to use increasingly complex data to inform advanced, real-time, customer and market analytics.


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We’re passionate about helping energy companies build and deepen customer engagement, bring new products and programs to market, and better understand the variables that drive customer decision-making. Our specialty? Providing guidance to organizations that know changing relationships with customers sometimes means changing the way they do business.


Among our services:

  • User research
  • Website and online tool usability
  • Decision analysis, choice modeling, conjoint analysis
  • A/B Testing
  • Customer journey maps
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Market maps
  • Concept Testing
  • Competitive analysis
  • Persona Development
  • Market characterization
  • Market assessment
  • Market baseline studies
  • Market effects studies
  • Market segmentation
  • Strategic marketing plans
  • Product development
  • Pricing strategy
  • Research Design to Examine Customer
    Decision-Making Related to HVAC Installation and Maintenance
    Research Design to Examine Customer <br />
Decision-Making Related to HVAC Installation and Maintenance
  • Basic Research Framework to Assess a Program Marketing Toolkit
    Basic Research Framework to Assess a Program Marketing Toolkit
  • Framework for Market Research for a Solar Photovoltaic Program
    Framework for Market Research for a Solar Photovoltaic Program
  • Research Design to Examine Customer
    Decision-Making Related to HVAC Installation and Maintenance
  • Basic Research Framework to Assess a Program Marketing Toolkit
  • Framework for Market Research for a Solar Photovoltaic Program
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Engineering & Technology Solutions
Engineers and experts to help you measure, verify, and know.
Engineering & Technology Solutions
Engineers and experts to help you measure, verify, and know.

This practice area complements our program planning, market research and evaluation efforts by providing a source of technical and engineering expertise within EMI Consulting. Our team also provides passion and expertise around new technologies and programs aimed at accelerating the commercialization of new and emerging technologies.


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Whether it's managing onsite metering, being buried in a spreadsheet, or tracking new efficient technologies, our resident energy nerds and gearheads love diving deep into the details to bring you insights that inform strong strategy.


Among our services:

  • Measurement and verification design and implementation
  • Development and validation of ex-ante savings
  • Ex-post savings calculations
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Engineering economics
  • Modeling of energy systems
  • Pilot study design for new and emerging technologies
  • Market studies for new and emerging technologies
  • Evaluation of technology commercialization programs
  • Load Shapes of Residential Buildings with Heat Pumps (weekend)
    Load Shapes of Residential Buildings with Heat Pumps (weekend)
  • Distribution of Seattle Building Energy Use Intensity by Building Type
    Distribution of Seattle Building Energy Use Intensity by Building Type
  • Comparison of unit size, energy consumption and sales of Energy Star and non-Energy Star retail products
    Comparison of unit size, energy consumption and sales of Energy Star and non-Energy Star retail products
  • Load Shapes of Residential Buildings with Heat Pumps (weekend)
  • Distribution of Seattle Building Energy Use Intensity by Building Type
  • Comparison of unit size, energy consumption and sales of Energy Star and non-Energy Star retail products
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