ADM has developed enduring relationships with many of our clients across the United States. The map below shows the states in which we are currently conducting or have recently conducted energy program evaluation work. Dark blue indicates states with comprehensive portfolio evaluation efforts, and light blue states indicate program/project specific evaluation efforts and other energy-related research projects.
Our experience has shown that there is a cyclical feedback loop linking program design and implementation, impact evaluation, and process evaluation. Initial program design is informed by prior baseline and market potential studies. Impact evaluation is the key to identifying whether a program is meeting its goals. Impact evaluation confirms program progress and may raise additional process related questions and, again, prompt program design changes. Process evaluation tells the story underlying the program impacts and points the way toward increasing program impacts. Process evaluation provides insight into program design and provides the context for the impact evaluation. The three elements work together to create a better, more effective program. The figure below shows an example of this feedback loop.