IPMVP's Application Guide on Non-Routine Events and Adjustments released October 2020 is written by Facility Energy Solutions' Principal Lia Webster: “With the widespread adoption of advanced M&V, it was imperative to highlight potential NREs and to de-mystify making NRAs. By providing substantial technical detail, it is our hope that the industry can adopt best practices that will further the promise of AM&V."
This publication bridges a critical gap in the application of Advanced M&V methods to ensure the accuracy of reported savings.
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IPMVP's Snapshot on Advanced M&V released January 2020, written by Facility Energy Solutions with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, provides a snapshot of Advanced Measurement & Verification (M&V) current state of the art analysis tools, research topics, legislative mandates and other industry activities. Advanced M&V (AM&V) uses advanced analytics and interval meter data to determine energy savings in buildings for energy management projects.
Published by the California Commissioning Collaborative, Guidelines for Verifying Savings from Commissioning Existing Buildings details engineering calculation methods and interval meter data analyses approaches to determining energy savings from existing building commissioning projects. This measurement & verification guide focuses on retro-commissioning (RCx) and ongoing energy management.
International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol is translated into nine languages, and used in at least as many countries. IPMVP’s mission is to ensure that savings and impacts from energy efficiency, energy management, utility and sustainability projects are accurately measured and verified. The IPMVP provides the basic approaches and terminology used to determine energy savings worldwide. The IPMVP measurement & verification (M&V) guideline is now comprised of Core Concepts, Generally Accepted Principles, and supporting Application Guides.
M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Performance-Based Contracts Version 4.0. Published by DOE in 2015, is abridged from version 3.0. Federal energy savings projects follow IPMVP methods but utilize risk allocation strategies to determine details in performance contracts. Measurement & verification is key to successful energy management.
Should a Non-Routine Adjustment (NRA) be made?
Well, it depends.
Use this calculator to determine the cost impacts of an NRA over the life of an energy saving project.
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This 4-page document includes details of free software to calculate savings from interval energy data. Tools detailed ECAM, RMV2.0, OpenEE Meter (CalTRACK methods), UT3 M&V Module, and the newly released NMECR. This document includes the unabridged version of the tools assessment in IPMVP's Snapshot on Advanced M&V, January 2020.