ERIC Number: ED248133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Institutional Conservation Program: Results of On-Site Analyses. Final Report.
Synectics Group, Inc., Washington, DC.; Opportunity Systems, Inc., Washington, DC.
The Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) is a voluntary grant program designed to help such non-profit institutions as schools, hospitals, local governments, and public care facilities save energy and reduce anticipated energy-related costs. Another primary ICP goal is to conserve oil, thereby reducing the nation's dependence on imported fuels. Secondary ICP goals include fostering energy conservation awareness, advancing energy conservation science by expanding its technical base of knowledge and the expertise of its specialists, and improving the technical capacity for managing energy use in institutional buildings. An evaluation was conducted to determine: (1) how well the ICP has been administered; (2) if the ICP has achieved its primary goals; and (3) what secondary goals have been attained. This report on the ICP evaluation includes an executive summary, introductory/background information, a description of the methodology and procedures used in the evaluation, and evaluation conclusions and findings obtained by means of site visit observations and data analyses. Appendices contain details on ICP history, additional information about the evaluation methodology and the survey instruments used, and an explanation of the assumptions underlying the analysis. In general, ICP was found to be a valuable and well run program that has been achieving its primary goals of helping institutions save energy, money, and oil. (JN)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Cost Effectiveness, Energy, Energy Conservation, Federal Programs, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Schools
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of State and Local Assistance Programs.
Authoring Institution: Synectics Group, Inc., Washington, DC.; Opportunity Systems, Inc., Washington, DC.