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 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 certified CMVP® professionals would.
This one-day training, offered in collaboration with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO®), presents the principal M&V and IPMVP concepts by outlining the central purpose of M&V, summarising 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 played by M&V in supporting investment 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, you will be attending it alongside those trainees who have enrolled in the regular CMVP program and will be attending Day 1 of this program.
- Understand the basic concepts of how to carry out M&V activities to measure 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 specialised in EE
- ESCO employees who prepare M&V plans
This course is offered in collaboration with EVO.
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
Dr. Eric Mazzi has over 25 years of experience in applied engineering practice, policy research, and teaching for energy systems. His professional experiences include aerospace engineering, combustion and air pollution consulting, energy utility operation and maintenance, and industrial energy management. He was the Power SmartTM Instructor in UBC’s Master of Engineering Clean Energy program from 2009-2014, and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Energy Management at the New York Institute of Technology. Dr. Mazzi has taught energy efficiency and conservation, thermal systems engineering, fluid mechanics, human behavior change, and supervised over 100 Masters of Engineering projects on a variety of topics. He has completed due diligence technical review and measurement & verification (M&V) on many electric and thermal energy projects for industrial plants and buildings.
Dr. Mazzi holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering, and a doctorate degree in resources and environment. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia and California. He completed a doctoral training fellowship in UBC’s Bridge program, a one year teaching fellowship in UBC’s University Sustainability Initiative, and was formerly a Research Collaborator in UBC’s Sustainable Building Science Program. Dr. Mazzi is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified M&V Professional (CMVP). He is an active member of the IPMVP committee and Statistics/Uncertainty sub-committee (www.evo-world.org).
The course includes...
- On the day of training, you receive your copies of the Manuel Intro to M&V, IPMVP Core Concepts and Statistics and Uncertainty which are included in the course fee.
- Please note that breakfast, lunch, as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks are also included in the course fee.
If you are unable to attend the course, you may substitute another person in your place without penalty. All cancellations or postponements must be communicated to CIET by email at email@example.com.
- Registrations cancelled more than 4 weeks prior to the course starting date: no penalty.
- Registrations cancelled between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the course starting date will be assessed a $50 administration fee.
- Registrations cancelled 2 weeks or less prior to the course starting date will be assessed 50% of the registration fee.