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Methodology finder – Informative and educational policies – Services other than buildings

Available policy / sector / method combinations described in specific evaluation guides

  • Billing analysis [GUIDE 24]
    The billing analysis method requires energy meter readings (often from surveys) as input data which are used to calculate the gross energy saved. Corrections may be needed to calculate the net energy savings. In the case of dwellings the corrections needed are for the outside temperature, the occupancy and the behaviour of occupants. The method will provide the energy savings for a single dwelling, installation or piece of equipment.

Evaluation methodology comparison table

Evaluation method Pros & cons Method characteristics Required input data
  Pro Con Savings output Aggregation level Application (ex-ante/ex-post) Energy use before and after actions Number of energy saving actions Energy saved per action Normalisation factors Gross-to-net adjustments
Billing analysis Easy Too aggregated Unitary, participant Bottom-up and top-down Ex-post only For each participant By complementary method No, follows from method For behaviour, temperature E.g. free riders (in case of subsidies)
Deemed savings
Fallback methodology: passenger transport / deemed savings [GUIDE 26]
Cheap Imprecise Unitary, mostly system Bottom-up Ex-ante and ex-post No (covered in savings) By complementary method To be estimated No (covered in method) E.g. free riders (in case of subsidies)
Econometric modelling
Fallback methodology: industry general / econometric modelling [GUIDE 25]
Explanation of relations Possibly missing factors Total savings Top-down Ex-post only For (sub)sector Depends on case Depends on case For behaviour, temperature, activity level No (if covered in method)