Alison Donovan is a VEIC consultant with a specialty in cutting edge new construction program design and implementation. She has developed and implemented zero net energy (or near-zero net energy) programs in Delaware, Vermont and New Jersey spanning residential, multifamily, and commercial building types. She has also managed a large research project to monitor the energy use of super-efficient buildings and survey building occupants on their energy use habits. This study generated recommendations for improving program design to ensure modeled savings are achieved.
In her work, she draws on deep technical capabilities and a history of work across the residential and commercial efficiency sectors. With fourteen years of experience, uses her analytical skills to develop and assess complex energy program options for utilities, nonprofits, and state agencies. Alison’s recent work also includes managing and participating in teams assessing energy efficiency potential, program cost-effectiveness, program design, and program evaluations for clients in New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Illinois, Maryland, DC and Iowa. Prior to joining VEIC, she worked with architects, engineers, and building owners to identify and implement energy efficiency measures in their facilities.