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Energy Savings Measurment & Verification

Measurement and Verification (M&V) is analogous to Post or Continuous Commissioning.  It is the process of measuring energy (or water) use against an appropriately defined pre-retrofit baseline to verify savings are as anticipated after an Energy Conservation Measure (ECM).

The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), in association with various government and corporate sponsors, publishes the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) to facilitate the preparation of project savings reports in a transparent, reliable, and constant approach by energy professionals. 

Third party Measurement and Verification is often utilized in the following scenarios:

  • Oversight of Energy Savings Company (ESCO) contracts and verification of claims
  • Obtain credits under USGBC LEED Energy and Atmosphere Credit 5
  • Qualify for Utility Rebates
  • Qualify for special financing through Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) or programs utilizing the procedures outlined in either the International Energy Efficiency Financing Protocol (IEEFP) or Investor Confidence Project (ICP)

Typically, the M&V Process consists of the following steps:

  • Choose Appropriate IMPVP Option and Document Baseline Energy
  • Plan and Coordinate M&V Activities
  • Verify Operations of ECMs and Reporting of Energy (or Water) Use
  • Gather Data, Verify Savings and Document in a Summary Report

Our team of licensed Professional Engineers and Certified Energy Managers (CEMs) can prepare all necessary engineering reports and develop an M&V plan that meets your specific project needs.