We meet the rigor of today’s utility energy program evaluation requirements. Through our objective and sophisticated energy engineering expertise, we provide reliable and ethical energy program evaluation, measurement and verification services for utilities and governing agencies.
To evaluate program impacts, we start by using our extensive knowledge of International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) and Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) protocols to quantify energy and demand impacts of individual measures and/or projects.
When applicable, we assess project impacts on a portfolio sampling basis. We are masterful at applying cost-effective sampling techniques and ensuring statistically significant results.
We assess free-ridership in an energy program as part of calculating the program’s net energy savings to help determine the program’s effectiveness.
We also identify non-energy benefits that contribute to a program’s evaluation. These can include occupant comfort improvements, greenhouse gas avoidance, water savings and lower maintenance and operation costs.
Some projects may include follow-up retro-commissioning to demonstrate installed projects operate as intended and estimated annual energy and demand impacts are realized.
We provide our clients with overall program evaluation through stakeholder surveys to gauge overall perception of program effectiveness. Our surveys include identification of the strength and applicability of current program offerings, perceived ease of program participation, and potential program improvements.
We maintain a large tool library to perform measurement and verification including equipment used to measure specific equipment performance, and loggers to record this performance over time. We can monitor: