Online M&V Fundamentals and IPMVP®

Day 1


MODULE 1 Reasons for M&V of Energy Efficiency Projects

 Definition of M&V and range of uses for M&V
 a short overview of the exam procedure (not for L2)
 M&V's role in financing and in energy efficiency projects (EPC)
M&V within ISO 50001
 Energy Management
 For organizations committed to addressing their impact, conserving resources and improving the bottom line through efficient energy management
 The purpose of the IPMVP is to reduce barriers to the energy and water efficiency industry
  International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP)
 Concepts and Options for determining energy and water savings


MODULE 2 Key Concepts

 Basic definitions
 IPMVP savings equations
 Adjusting the observed base line energy consumption
 Overview of IPMVP Options A, B, C & D
 M&V Costs
 A very short introduction to statistics



MODULE 3 Short Examples

A short overview of 4 cases of Energy Efficiency (whole and partial)

 Option C - building retrofit - whole energy project
 Option D - a new building specifying energy efficiency equipment
 Option A - energy efficiency lighting system retrofit (partial facility retrofit)
 Option B - compressed air system energy efficiency retrofit

3:30pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 4 Developing an M&V Plan

 Principles of M&V
 Measurement boundary and interactive effects
 Differences between M&V for industry and for buildings
 "Cost avoidance" or "normalized savings?"
 Various forms of savings computation
 Choosing independent variables for routine baseline adjustments
 Static factors - what are they, how do we handle them?
 Sources of data

End of first day
Day 2


Continue...MODULE 4 Developing an M&V Plan

 M&V budgets
 Selecting the baseline period and data
 Metering systems design, commissioning & maintenance
 Routine procedures and QC
 Reporting procedures
 When to do the M&V Plan


An introduction to an exemplary M&V Plan: the School A

2:00pm A 10' quick review of the important items so far

2:15pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 5 Critical Issues in M&V

 Coping with missing data
 Cost/uncertainty tradeoffs
 Why they are necessary
 Who does what, when
 Savings valuation and energy prices
 The "V" in M&V: Verification

End of second day

Day 3



MODULE 6 M&V Calculations

Basics of statistical analysis: regression, sampling, distributions, error management

 Introduction statistics and IPMVP
 Regresssion analysis
 Uncertainty calculation and propagation


3:30pm - 5:00pm

MODULE 7 Retrofit Isolation Option B

End of third day

Day 4


A 10' quick review of the important items of the second day and specially Option B Module 7


MODULE 7, 8 and 9 Steps in Implementing IPMVP Options, with Examples

 Retrofit isolation (IPMVP Option A): Instrumentation issues
 Whole facility (IPMVP Option C): Utility metering issues
 Calibrated simulation (IPMVP Option D): Simulation issues

( break)


MODULE 10 Other M&V Issues

 Monitoring and targeting


MODULE 11 Summary

 Adherence with IPMVP
 Which IPMVP option is best suited to my project?


QUIZ & additional questions


End of course


Exam time: up to 4 hours