M&V 2.0, AMV
normalized metered energy consumption (NMEC)
With smart meters increasing, more buildings have high-resolution consumption data making diagnostics, and reliable whole building M&V feasible in many cases.
This approach to site-specific, meter based M&V has a few names:
- advanced measurement and verification (AMV),
- M&V 2.0, and
- metered energy consumption (NMEC) in California.
We are pioneers in using whole-building, interval meter data to track and verify energy project savings, have authored numerous guidelines and implemented these approaches for many utility programs.
We developed an open-source r package, called nmecr, which is free to use.
Use it to perform M&V when analyzing site-level, meter based, energy savings.
Our goal is to facilitate adoption of these methods for encouraging deeper energy efficiency retrofit projects.
questions on M&V?
As NMEC evolves, our engineers keep you up to date on the latest developments and insights on our blog. Recent posts include:
guides & recommendations
How to Operate Your Building Safely and Efficiently Through the COVID Era Guide.
Download our free guide on how to safely operate HVAC systems to maximize occupant safety.
Whitepaper: The Wells-Riley Equation and Covid-19: Reducing Risk in Indoor Environments.
Read about how this equation can help building operators understand the effect of different strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through building HVAC systems.
COVID-19 Building Operation Blog Posts.
Deep dive into relevant posts from our engineers.
Outside Air Ventilation Load Estimator. Learn more about the impacts on your building load when adjusting outside air percentages with our free ventilation load estimator.
Probability of Infection Calculator. Learn more about the estimated effectiveness of different strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in buildings.
COVID-19 response resources
- Epidemic Task Force Resources.
Review building operation recommendations and other resources which includes guidance around using UV light.
Based on our experience, we recommend careful consideration around its application and suggest reading more about UV-C light effectiveness here.
- Standard 62.1.
Review the Standard on ventilation for acceptable indoor air quality.
- HVAC and COVID-19.
Review ASHRAE’s position on factors impacting the spread of COVID-19 through HVAC.
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