Note that this 1-day Intro to M&V course is intended for those who do not plan on attending a 3-day Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) course in the near future. The first day of the CMVP covers the same content as this 1-day Intro course.

Also, this course is presented in English, and is not available to citizens of the United Kingdom and of Italy. For training options, please visit EVO's Training Calendar.

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 service suppliers, need to develop general understanding of the methods used to conduct measurement and verification (M&V), although they do not need the in-depth expertise of certified CMVP® professionals.

This 1-day training, offered on behalf of the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), presents the principal M&V and IPMVP concepts by outlining the central purpose of 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 staff and managers in charge of financing and regulations, as well as for technicians who require basic understanding of the role of M&V in supporting investments in energy efficiency activities.

Please note this 1-day course is exactly equivalent to Day 1 of the regular training schedule of the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) program. For this reason, throughout your 1-day course, those trainees who have enrolled in the regular CMVP program will be attending Day 1 of this program.


  • Understand the basic concepts of how to carry out M&V activities to measure savings and verify energy efficiency projects
  • Learn about the contents of M&V plans
  • Develop understanding about the practical aspects of implementing M&V plans
  • Identify accuracy limitations of M&V activities

Who should attend?

  • Building owners and industry stakeholders who wish to measure project energy savings
  • Building owners and industry stakeholders who wish to partner with ESCOs to implement energy efficiency (EE) projects
  • Employees in charge of operating and evaluating EE programs
  • Engineering and professional firms specialized in EE
  • ESCO employees who prepare M&V plans                                   

The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) is a non-profit organization whose products and services help people engineer and invest in energy efficiency projects worldwide. EVO's International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol® (IPMVP) provides an overview of current best practice techniques available for verifying results of energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects in commercial and industrial facilities.  

More: www.evo-world.org



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This course covers the following topics:


  • The definition of the measurement and verification (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 savings: understand the baseline, adjustments and 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



  • Complying with the IPMVP
  • The contents of an M&V report
  • Selecting an IPMVP option


Bassam Abu-Hijleh

Prof. Bassam Abu-Hijleh is currently the Dean of Faculty of Engineering & IT (since Sept 2010) as well as the Atkins Chair of the MSc and PhD Sustainable programmes (since Sept 2006) at the British University in Dubai (BUiD). He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University-USA. With 30 years of post-PhD experience in energy related academia and research Prof. Abu-Hijleh has a strong technical background in Energy related topics with special focus on Renewable Energy and Energy Management & Conservation.


His current research interests focuses on Experimental & Simulation studies of solar energy, Renewable & Alternative energy sources, Advanced Energy Production practices and Energy Conservation & Management. He published more than 130 papers in international journals and conferences. Recipient of the International 2020 Energy Professional Development award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He is a member of ASHRAE, CIBSE, and AEE.

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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.




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We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!


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