WHAT WE DO
Quantum specializes in providing comprehensive program and portfolio level evaluation services. Our approach involves a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis, utilizing industry-leading reporting templates. With our expertise, we deliver actionable recommendations to enhance the effectiveness of your programs and improve estimates for Technical Resource Manuals (TRMs).
Our data collection methods include on-site, telephone, and web-based techniques, ensuring accurate and reliable information. We also offer end use metering and logging solutions to gather precise consumption data. Our team combines engineering, econometric, and social sciences analytics to deliver insightful insights. Furthermore, we excel in estimating first-year and lifecycle savings, and conducting program net benefit assessments and program cost effectiveness analyses.
Quantum has a wide range of expertise related to energy modeling and analysis. Our expertise encompasses energy use modeling, which involves quantifying and understanding energy consumption patterns. We also excel in building simulation modeling, utilizing advanced techniques to simulate and optimize energy performance in buildings. Our approach includes calibrated modeling, ensuring that our simulations align closely with real-world data.
Additionally, we employ choice modeling and numerical scoring methods to assess preferences and evaluate different energy-related options. Revealed preference modeling is another tool we utilize to analyze consumer behavior and decision-making. We are proficient in database development and management, enabling efficient organization and retrieval of energy-related data.
Our team also possesses strong capabilities in sample design and implementation, as well as econometric and statistical analysis. Furthermore, we leverage advanced techniques such as normalized metered energy consumption (NMEC) and equipment survival modeling to gain deeper insights into energy usage. Finally, we harness the power of machine learning to uncover patterns and trends within energy data, enabling us to make more accurate predictions and recommendations.
PROGRAM PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Quantum provides comprehensive services related to program performance assessment. This includes cost effectiveness evaluations and depth of retrofit analyses, which involve evaluating the extent and impact of energy efficiency retrofits. We excel in developing performance metrics that accurately capture program effectiveness. Through longitudinal and baseline comparisons, we gain valuable insights into program progress and impact over time. We are skilled in identifying the characteristics of high-performance programs, enabling our clients to replicate success factors. Our approach includes conducting case study analyses, utilizing in-depth interviewing and focus groups to gather qualitative data. We delve into understanding the drivers of program influence and free ridership, as well as the factors that influence program adoption such as messaging and awareness. Moreover, we conduct best practices assessments to identify successful strategies and techniques. We provide web-based and interactive dashboards for enhanced data visualization and accessibility. Lastly, we employ hypothetical program performance simulations to predict outcomes and optimize program design. Our comprehensive suite of services ensures that utilities have a thorough understanding of their programs and can make informed decisions to maximize their impact.
Quantum develops and reviews program logic models to ensure alignment with program goals. We carefully refine these models to optimize program effectiveness. Through comprehensive assessments, we identify the strengths and weaknesses of programs, enabling us to provide valuable recommendations for future program planning. We analyze both participating and non-participating customers to understand their motivations and barriers to participation. Additionally, we evaluate the engagement of participating and non-participating market actors to gauge their impact on program success. Our approach includes identifying the sources of awareness and assessing the trust levels associated with these sources. We excel in developing satisfaction scores for various aspects of the program, including program satisfaction, delivery satisfaction, contractor satisfaction, and rebate satisfaction. Through in-depth analysis, we uncover the reasons behind participant satisfaction or dissatisfaction. We meticulously collect and analyze both positive and negative feedback from program participants, gaining insights into their likes and dislikes. We also identify and address participation barriers that may hinder program success. With our comprehensive approach, we ensure that programs are well-designed, customer-centric, and effective in achieving their goals.
We specialize in a comprehensive range of services related to market assessment. Our expertise encompasses understanding code requirements and ensuring product specifications align with these standards. We assess product differentiators and market drivers to identify key factors that set products apart in the market. We evaluate program qualifying product attributes and consider aspects such as product quality and reliability. Through in-depth analysis, we assess program delivery and accomplishments, considering the role of product differentiators, regulatory compliance, code requirements, and program influence. Our approach involves a thorough understanding of the market landscape, including baseline saturation, market share, product delivery, and the involvement of market actors. We analyze product awareness, availability, trends, and forecasts, and also consider factors such as product costs and customer acceptance. We leverage customer segmentation to understand different target groups and their preferences. Additionally, we identify barriers to adoption and develop strategies to overcome them. With our comprehensive approach, we ensure that products meet program requirements and are well-positioned in the market, while also maximizing customer acceptance and program effectiveness.