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Building Electrification Strategies *Upcoming 2023*

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Quantifying Scope 3 GHG Emissions *Upcoming 2023*

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Webinar: 201-Creating and Updating you Building Profile

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Webinar: 301-Maximize Usage with Advanced Features

Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP)

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Introduction to RETScreen® Expert

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Tools for Completing Probationary Files

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Building Energy Modelling Essentials

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Advanced Building Automation Systems Optimization

Making the Case for Energy Management Projects

Achieving Organizational Objectives Through Strategic Energy Management (SEM)

Making the Case for Decarbonization Projects

Becoming Carbon Neutral: Key Concepts, Strategies and Initiatives

Advanced Measurement and Verification

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Program Overview

The Introduction to Measurement and Verification course is aimed at developing an understanding of the main elements of energy savings measurement and verification (M&V) and is targeted at general practitioners, experts, and managers. Whether for energy efficiency projects, regional efficiency programs, or internal projects, evaluating the performance of energy conservation measures serves to demonstrate project success, improve installation operations, obtain financial assistance, and raise awareness among installation users.

This one-day training presents the basic M&V concepts and outlines the impacts and roles of each M&V step. Practical examples are presented throughout the course to increase participant understanding.

Whether you are an experienced professional wishing to acquire overall knowledge about M&V principles, or an informed manager that wants to understand the M&V steps in relation to energy efficiency projects, this introductory M&V course provides the foundational knowledge required to apply M&V concepts.

Learning Objectives

  • Define M&V
  • Contextualize the use of M&V
  • Understand the circumstances in which M&V protocols are used
  • Determine the positive impacts of M&V
  • Justify the pertinence of an energy efficiency project


  • Energy efficiency industry professionals
  • Energy efficiency program and project managers
  • Building and installation managers wanting to associate themselves with energy service companies (ESCOs) to implement energy efficiency projects
  • Building owners wanting to understand measured project energy savings
  • Building operators and supervisors
  • Building maintenance staff
  • Financial officers/managers
  • Sustainable development managers

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  • 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 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 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
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