This week, or last week I should say, I spent considerable time researching for my upcoming paper, “Know-How and the Incessant Energy Diet”, to be featured at AESP’s National Conference in San Diego – get your tickets and reserve your seat today. In doing so, I read a few evaluation reports for retrocommissioning (RCx) – the program of choice for the paper.
When I arrived at the attribution section, as in, what are the savings attributable to the program, I scoffed at the findings. For a refresher on terminology, refer to recent post Energy Program Evaluation Asylum. I didn’t scoff at the findings of the evaluator, I scoffed at the weaselness of stakeholders interviewed to arrive at the net-to-gross ratio, or NTG. To clarify NTG, see the equation below.
At some point, I’ll do an entire post on the bogusness of net to gross and free ridership. One reason for the bogusness is: people lie. That is correct. I don’t apologize for offending you because it is simply true.