Overview

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.

 

Objectives

  • 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.
evo-logoThis course is offered in collaboration with EVO.
 

Agenda

This course will cover the following topics:

 

Introduction

  • 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

Key concepts

  • ‘’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

Simple examples

  • 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

M&V planning

  • 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

Summary

  • Complying with the IPMVP
  • The contents of the M&V report
  • Selecting an IPMVP option
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 0.7
CSEP points 2

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