Measurement and verification
The measurement and verification of energy savings resulting from an efficiency improvement project is an important step to confirm estimated savings have been achieved. Measurement of system performance factors (e.g. equipment efficiency) and operational factors (e.g. hours of operation) both before and after a project is implemented, quantifies the demand and energy savings associated with the improvement.
Establishing an appropriate measurement and verification plan should follow the principles outlined in the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol – Volume 1 (March 2002). When requested, we will provide guidance in determining the best measurement and verification plan for projects.