The Perils of Deemed Savings

In addition to understanding energy efficiency, evaluators also search for efficiencies in cost and time. Due to schedule and budget constraints,...

The Challenges of Estimating NTG, Part 1 - Baselines

One of the most difficult jobs that evaluators have is estimating attribution of savings to energy efficiency programs. Trying to put a numeric...

Data Gaps

Welcome to the reboot of the Big Why of Evaluation. In these posts, I hope to explore new ideas and different perspectives in research and...

Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future

Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future[1]

Appreciative Inquiry: The Core Principles

The practice of appreciative inquiry highlights the role of group conversations, imaginations, and general social dynamics to generate positive...

Appreciative Inquiry: Destiny

The past several posts of the Big WHY of Evaluation blog have focused on the practice of appreciative inquiry. This post completes the circle, the...

Appreciative Inquiry: Design

I have been thinking through how to approach conversations about climate change and its impacts using Appreciative Inquiry – with the ultimate...

Appreciative Inquiry: Dream

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.” (Malala Yousafzai)[1]

Appreciative Inquiry: Discovery

“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to...

Appreciative Inquiry: It Takes Practice and Persistence

According to the online article Appreciative Inquiry: Igniting Transformative Action[1],  we can all become appreciative inquirers. It is simply a...

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