Evaluation Measurement and Verification (EM&V)

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INDEPENDENT PROGRAM EVALUATION EXPERTS

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.

OUR COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH

MEASURE AND PROJECT SAVINGS EVALUATION

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.

PORTFOLIO SAMPLING

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.

FREE-RIDERSHIP IDENTIFICATION

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.

NON-ENERGY BENEFITS

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.

PERSISTENCE OF SAVINGS CONCERNS

Some projects may include follow-up retro-commissioning to demonstrate installed projects operate as intended and estimated annual energy and demand impacts are realized.

STAKEHOLDER SURVEYS

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.

IN-HOUSE M&V EQUIPMENT

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:

  • Liquid and gas temperatures
  • Liquid and gas pressures
  • Power (kW) including power factor, amps, and voltage
  • Liquid flow rate
  • Light levels
  • Air flow (spot measurements)

How can we help you save money and lower your carbon footprint?