Using measurements and trends, we verify your project saves energy and costs as expected. For utility programs, we ensure incentive dollars are spent only on projects that achieve savings.
Our experience enables us to choose the right level of M&V for your project or program and considers the project as a whole including energy saving measure type, project time frame, and anticipated measure savings.
When determining the level of M&V, we always consider project details such as size and established savings history, as well as M&V protocols, IPMVP and FEMP. Experience shows us projects don't always neatly match protocol categories.
We always utilize all available energy data. This includes data from an building automation system and utility meter data.
Since M&V costs quickly increase with more data logging, we employ appropriate sampling techniques to ensure cost-effective M&V strategies.
We use the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) as the basic reference for M&V methods. Frequently, we employ a modified approach to these guidelines which combines the guideline options and our practical experience conducting M&V.
We are pioneers in using whole-building interval meter data to track project savings. With smart meters becoming common, more buildings have this high-resolution consumption data. It’s very powerful for diagnostics, makes whole building M&V feasible and reliable in many cases.
Advantages of M&V 2.0 over traditional regression-based M&V analysis include: