Clean Business Energy Council webinar June 4, 2020 includes a discussion on Covid-19 as a non-routine event in energy projects. Session includes IPMVP and non-routine adjustments as well as two ESCO case-studies.
Webinar Protocols for Advanced M&V, sponsored by DOE and hosted by NEEP on 4/30/2020, covered the full spectrum of program applications using AM&V - Evaluation, Programs & Projects.
Lia Webster from Facility Energy Solutions presented The Project Perspective: Technical Issues and New EVO Publications
Presentations by Warren Engineering, Berkeley Lab, and Recurve were also given. Recorded version is posted by NEEP.
Demand response (DR) is becoming a key grid resource, and targeted demand response efforts may be part of a 'wires alternative' for system reliability. M&V for Demand Response Applications webinars by Facility Energy Solutions covered Recent webinars include:
Measurement and verification (M&V) methods for DR are prescribed by FERC, and are disparate from the IPMVP methods used for other energy projects. Both, however, support the key tenants of M&V to create reliable assessment of impacts that are conservative, accurate, and repeatable.
Facility staff from a variety of top organizations in the Portland area are participating in BOC Level 1 Certification, which includes eight one-day classes. Training courses provided by Facility Energy Solutions include:
Understand building systems and equipment, as well as tools and techniques for identifying opportunities.
DUE TO COVID-19, THE UPCOMING CLASSES WILL BE VIRTUAL
Lia Webster is currently Chair of IPMVP's 'Advanced M&V' sub-committee which is working with LBNL and others to develop an Application Guideline on 'M&V 2.0' and Non-Routine Events (NREs). This work focuses on use of high-frequency whole building energy data and analytical tools to quantify energy savings, and the identification of NREs and determination of appropriate Non-Routine Adjustments (NRAs). Industry advances in these areas are rapid and ongoing, and this work is to help guide and unify the industry in a common vocabulary, detailing current industry best-practices, as well as the areas still under development.
California's Industrial Agricultural Custom Program Evaluation from 2018 was a great peak under the hood on California's portfolio of custom projects! Lots of innovative projects being implemented, with impressive savings.
BCA's Commissioning Lab. An excellent five days of hands-on building commissioning activities at Sacramento City College (SCC) was held in January 2019. Sponsored by the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) and attended by 13 professional Cx providers, new and existing building commissioning activities included design review of chilled and hot water heating plants, used state-of-the-art field-measurement tools, assessed control sequences, estimated end-to-end sensor error, and functional tested air-side and heating equipment.
At the end of the week, the commissioning teams had identified over 50 deficiencies at the site. The course was led by Lia Webster (Facility Energy Solutions), hosted by Jon Zeh (SCC), and supported by Saverio Grosso (Edison Energy) and Ryan Stroupe (PG&E).
Facility staff from Salem-Keizer are participating in the BOC Level 1 Certification, which includes eight one-day classes . Trainings provided by Facility Energy Solutions include:
BOC 1001: Building System Maintenance, June 2019
These is the first class of eight in the series, and spans two days to ensure the basic building systems are well understood.
BOC 1006 Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvements, October 2019
Understand typical areas and problems associated with different system types and equipment, as well as tools and techniques for identifying opportunities
BOC 1006: Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement, Feb. 2019
Over 30 facility staff members from Multnomah ESD, Vancouver School District, Portland State University and many other organizations completed their final BOC class for this cohort. Many from this excellent group plan to attend the new BOC Level II certification series.
Energy and sustainability assessments of critical data center and laboratory spaces at four Naval bases included over 40 buildings . The assessment provided preliminary energy savings recommendations for over 100 critical areas. Energy savings of over 2.5 GWh were calculated for over 350 upgrades to mechanical systems, UPS, lighting, and controls (2019).
Thursday May 9, 2019
8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Walking the Building to Find Low-Cost Operational Improvement Opportunities
Lia Webster, Senior Engineer and Owner, Facility Energy Solutions
Friday September 27, 2019
Session F4: Measurement and Verification 9 - 11 am
IPMVP Application Guide on 'Advanced M&V' Topics Underway
Ms. Webster from Facility Energy Solutions presented highlights of recent industry research in 'Advanced M&V' strategies, as well as related areas that continue to be investigated and require further advancement. Discussion will focus on industry developments in whole-building energy models, evaluation of uncertainty in savings, identification of non-routine events, and strategies for making non-routine adjustments to savings. Preliminary results from EVO & LBNL’s M&V Tool Testing Portal was also reviewed.