The IPMVP® is the energy savings verification protocol most commonly used in the world. Many individuals, such as institution owners and leaders, energy managers and ESCO services suppliers, need to develop a general understanding of the methods used to conduct measurement and verification (M&V), though they do not have to possess in-depth expertise as needed by certified CMVP® professionals.
This one-day training, offered in collaboration with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), will present the principal M&V and IPMVP concepts, by underlining the central purpose served by M&V, summarizing the possible usages of M&V methods and stressing the need to conduct M&V calculations based on each project’s specific characteristics. This training is intended for managers and staff responsible for finance and regulations, as well as technicians who need to have a basic understanding of the roles played by M&V in supporting investment in energy efficiency.
- Understand the basic concepts about how to carry out M&V activities to measure and verify energy efficiency projects.
- Learn about the contents of an M&V plan.
- Develop an understanding about the practical side of implementing an M&V plan.
- Identify the accuracy limits of M&V activities.
This course will cover the following topics:
- The definition of the M&V concept
- Different kinds of M&V protocols for energy efficiency projects and carbon emissions trading
- An overview of EVO and the IPMVP
- Why the M&V concept: the justification
- ‘’M’’ stands for ‘’measurement’’
- Basic equation for calculating the savings: understand the baseline, the adjustments and the savings
- The four options of the IPMVP
- The steps in applying the IPMVP – the M&V plan
- The cost and uncertainty associated with M&V
- M&V for energy performance contracts
- Practical examples and review of the advantages and disadvantages of each option
- Option C – Multiple retrofitting changes made to a building
- Option A – Lighting efficiency
- Option B – Control of compressed air leakage
- Option B – Industrial heat recovery
- Discussion of case studies suggested by the class
- The M&V plan – why, when and how?
- The limits and the interactive effects
- Different types of savings
- Selecting independent variables
- The sources of data and the baseline
- Determining energy prices
- The M&V plan
- Complying with the IPMVP
- The contents of the M&V report
- Selecting an IPMVP option