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Shawn Bodmann

Shawn Bodmann

Dr. Shawn Bodmann is a consultant at DNV GL and helps clients understand how energy efficiency programs produce savings by changing customers’ attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors. In recent work, Dr. Bodmann has applied his experience in evaluation research and rigorous training in Psychology to focus on the dual challenges of evaluating innovative program design and the measurement of concepts such as behavior changes and program attribution. He has recently completed evaluations of programs that include: a utility-produced home improvement show, OPower home energy reports, pilots of TOU rates and critical peak pricing, as well as traditional prescriptive and custom rebate programs for clients such as: Alliant Energy, NGRID, Puget Sound Energy, and Wisconsin Public Service. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Texas.  To join Mr. Bodmann’s professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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Energy efficiency programs: same design, different results - Part 2

Energy efficiency programs: same design, different results - Part 2

Why does a similar energy efficiency program design produce different results in different utility service territories? In a previous blog post, DNV GL presented results from an evaluation of Massachusetts’ commercial and industrial (C&I) energ ...

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Energy efficiency programs: same design, different results - Part 1

Energy efficiency programs: same design, different results - Part 1

Why do similar energy efficiency program designs produce different results in different utility service territories? We posed this question in a blog last August, in the midst of an evaluation of Massachusetts’ commercial and industrial (C&I) e ...

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Controlling for self-selection effects in energy efficiency program evaluation

Evaluation of energy efficiency programs must answer two critical questions: 1. How did the targeted customers' behavior (including energy use) change after  participating in or being exposed to the program? 2. How and to what extent were any ob ...

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