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Earn 20 PDH | 2.0 CEU
Attendees to the Energy Savings M&V Fundamentals and IPMVP course will utilize EVO’s International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) to implement “best practices" for measurement & verification for energy efficiency projects and to enhance continuous energy systems performance. The course also helps attendees prepare for taking the Performance Measurement & Verification Analyst (PMVA) Certification exam to earn their PMVA industry recognition. The live webinar format enables attendees to interact with the instructor.
PMVA – A (Associate option)
For those professionals that have not met either the work or education experience requirement but have passed the PMVA exam, they will be awarded the PMVA – Associate designation and have four (4) years to submit additional work experience and/or education to be upgraded to full PMVA status.
PMVA Certification builds on the M&V Fundamentals and IPMVP training curriculum owned and deployed by EVO since 2009. Over 15,000 individuals have taken this course with alumni in more than 60 countries.
The course has eleven subject matter modules (see below) that mirror the body of knowledge covered on the PMVA exam. Students will also be provided prior to the course the online Introduction to Statistics for M&V (Short self-taught online course) which further helps them prepare for the PMVA exam and M&V Fundamentals and IPMVP course.
Measurement and Verification (M&V) is the process of planning, measuring, collecting, implementing, enhancing, and analyzing data for the purpose of verifying and reporting energy savings within an individual facility resulting from the implementation of energy efficiency measures and to foster additional energy efficiency measures. Energy savings are sometimes hard to quantify since they represent the absence of energy usage. Instead, savings are determined by comparing measured use before, durning and after implementation of an energy efficiency project, making appropriate adjustments for changes in conditions.
M&V activities may consist of some or all of the following:
- Meter installation calibration, building optimization and maintenance,
- Data gathering and screening,
- Development of a computation method and acceptable estimates for new construction,
- Computations with measured data, and
- Reporting, quality assurance, generating M&V plans, and third-party verification of reports.
M&V techniques can be used to:
- Increase energy savings
- Document financial transactions
- Enhance financing for efficiency projects
- Improve engineering design & facility operations and maintenance
- Manage energy budgets, utility incentives and rebates
- Enhance the value of emission reduction credits
- Support evaluation of regional energy efficiency & DSM programs
- Introduction to Statistics for M&V. (Short self-taught online course link sent to attendees prior to start of program)
- All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
- Participants interested in the Performance Measurement and Verification Analyst (PMVA) certification must take the PMVA certification exam.
- View PMVA Certification information for work, education and competencies requirements.
- Attendees will receive the certification portal log-in information to upload their work and educational experience documentation shortly after signing up for seminar.
- EVO has offered this training program since 2009 (15,000 + individuals trained in more than 60 countries)
- Duration: 4 days webinar + 4 hours to complete the PMVA exam.
- Learning approach: practical and theoretical
- Reflects EVO’s International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP)
- Over 40 instructors from all continents are involved in continuous program improvements through EVO’s Training Committee
- Course content discussed and validated by the IPMVP-TC Discussion Group
- Understand the fundamental principles of M&V for individual energy efficiency and water projects
- Understand relevant statistical concepts and how they apply to Measurement & Verification of Energy Savings
- Understand the IPMVP four Options (including partial retrofits, full retrofits, new construction) and the essential elements and content of an IPMVP compliant M&V Plan
- Be able to provide professional advice to energy efficiency program developers, energy managers, end users, utilities, governments, financial institutions, and other parties interested in M&V, transparency and increased energy savings and facility optimization.
TRAINING CONTENT (11 MODULES)
The course has eleven subject matter modules (see below) that mirror the body of knowledge covered on the PMVA exam.
- 1. Introduction to M&V
- 2. Key Concepts
- 3. Short Examples
- 4. M&V Planning & Implementation
- 5. Critical Issues
- 6. Statistics for M&V
- 7. Retrofit Isolation Details (Option A + B)
- 8. Option C Details
- 9. Option D Details
- 10. Other M&V Applications
- 11. Summary and Review of an M&V Plan
Earning a PMVA certification helps an energy professional in several ways:
It demonstrates their expertise and knowledge in the field of energy management, which can help them advance their career and earn higher salaries.
It provides them with a competitive edge in the job market, as employers often seek out individuals with specialized knowledge and certifications.
It helps them stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in M&V, which can improve their performance and productivity on the job.
It opens up new opportunities for career advancement, as many organizations require their energy efficiency professionals to have PMVA certification.
It can also help them earn professional recognition and credibility, as PMVA certification is a widely respected and recognized credential in the energy industry.
EVO Level 4 Instructor
Mark Stetz, P.E. has nearly 30 years of experience supporting performance contracts from both sides of the table. He currently works for Iconergy, a Colorado-centric energy services & consulting firm providing performance contracts to local government entities. Prior to Iconergy, Mr. Stetz supported the US DOE’s FEMP ESPC program as an M&V specialist and contributed to the FEMP M&V Guidelines 2.2, 3.0 and 4.0. More recently, he worked with Tarshid in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia developing their performance contract M&V processes.
He has been active in EVO, serving as the Chair of the Training Committee (2009 – 2010), developed and presented EVO’s first Advanced M&V classes, and taught the first CMVP classes in Beijing China and Amman Jordan.