Technical reference manuals (TRMs) are the cornerstone of utility demand-side management (DSM) program planning, design, and evaluation. They’re used to gather the assumptions, calculations, and values required to develop and evaluate DSM programs and portfolios. Because the data contained within TRMs are the foundation for energy-savings goals, using flawed assumptions can lead to underachieving DSM programs and, ultimately, financial implications caused by missed DSM goals.

In spite of the fact that they’re such a critical resource, TRMs are often challenging to locate on commission websites and they’re cumbersome and unwieldy. Searching through a 300-plus-page document to find a measure attribute, then manually extracting that data and inputting it into your own calculations is a clunky and slow process—one that can potentially lead to costly errors due to the sheer volume of data being handled.

Enter E Source Measure Insights, a new tool that liberates critical TRM data by pulling it into an online, structured database of measure-specific inputs. With Measure Insights, you can easily access the underlying assumptions and calculations for particular technologies in specific climate zones, enabling you to quickly and accurately benchmark your program inputs and rapidly respond to regulatory requests. Measure Insights speeds up the program planning, design, and evaluation processes while reducing the risk of error.

Join us to hear about Measure Insights and see it in action!

You will learn:

  • How to find measure-level attributes such as deemed savings, incremental costs, and effective useful life
  • How to benchmark data inputs from various TRMs around the US
  • Where to find the source TRMs so you can easily locate the origin of specific data


Adam Maxwell, Director, Strategy & New Products, E Source
Mark Brown, Founder & CEO, QuadROI

Who should attend:

Utilities and implementation firms looking for an easier way to gather savings assumptions for DSM program planning, design, and evaluation; anyone responding to regulatory data requests; implementation firms looking for a business development edge; and evaluators who reference TRMs on a regular basis.

For more information about attending this event, please email us or call 1-800-ESOURCE (1-800-376-8723).