Measurement and Verification / ECM Energy Services
Measurement & Verification (M&V) is the process of using measurement to reliably determine actual savings created by implementing an Energy Conversation Measure (ECM) within a facility. As savings cannot be directly measured, the savings can be determined by comparing measured use before and after implementation of a project, making appropriate adjustments for changes in conditions.
Various protocols for good practice in Measurement and Verification exist, most notably the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) which defines common terminology and the key steps in implementing a robust M&V process.
A key part of the M&V process is the development of an ‘M&V Plan’, which defines how the savings analysis will be conducted before the ECM is implemented. This provides a degree of objectivity that is absent if the savings are simply evaluated after implementation.
We offer independent Measurement & Verification and ECM Energy services with qualified Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVP), following best practice procedures as per the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP).
Measurement and verification services are generally performed by installing and maintaining energy meters, developing methods for estimates and computation, gathering data, and report the verified results. A team that applies this tool correctly will get a clearer picture of how the building works, where the energy is been used, and what changes are best for the future.