Program Design and Operation

SBW designs and implements innovative energy and water conservation initiatives, such as our award-winning direct installation programs. We help our clients meet their program goals, while providing first-rate service to their customers.
  • Innovative designs for whole building programs
  • Facility assessments of energy and water efficiency
  • Commercial direct install efficiency programs
  • Compressed air management programs
  • Technical support for utility efficiency programs


SBW is a leader in evaluating conservation programs. We apply the latest research approaches and protocols to quantify program effectiveness, and provide our clients with actionable feedback to make their programs better.
  • M&V protocols for whole-building efficiency programs
  • Efficiency portfolio assessments and regulatory support
  • Comprehensive impact evaluations of commercial, industrial, and multi-family programs
  • Simulation models of complex buildings, calibrated with end-use metering

Deemed Measures and Protocols

SBW collaborates with policy makers and managers to develop rigorous and defensible efficiency measures that form the cornerstones for successful programs.
  • Regional frameworks for verifying and evaluating cost-effective efficiency savings
  • Protocols and guidelines for performing measurement and verification (M&V)
  • Unit energy savings and technical reference manual development

Technology Assessment

SBW tests new efficiency technologies and develops tools to understand how devices and systems function in the real world.
  • Savings potential and performance assessments of emerging technologies
  • Analytical tools for understanding data and estimating savings
  • ECAM – An Excel-based tool for finding and measuring energy savings

Market Studies

SBW synthesizes information from a wide range of sources, including on-site measurements, to develop accurate understandings of current and future market conditions.
  • Assessments of market baseline conditions
  • Metering-based end use studies