Advances in Efficiency EM&V - DOE’s Uniform Methods Project and M&V 2.0
Efficiency project and program impacts have been assessed using evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) methods for some 40 years. Increasing interest in efficiency and thus the impacts of efficiency actions, increased support for EM&V from government agencies, and improvements in EM&V standardization, data access, and analytical tools have all led to some significant advances in EM&V during the last several years. This webinar covers two major areas of improvements – the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Uniform Methods Project (UMP) and M&V 2.0.
Under the UMP, DOE has and is continuing to develop protocols for determining savings from commercial and residential energy efficiency measures and programs, as well as cross-cutting protocols. This webinar will provide an overview of the UMP, what protocols are available, the process used for developing and updating protocols, and a presentation of an example protocol - on whole building data analysis - which will transition to the discussion of M&V 2.0.
M&V 2.0 is a term applied to advances in the measurement and verification, and evaluation of efficiency measures and programs. Two key features of M&V 2.0 are (1) advanced and automated analytics that can provide ongoing, near-real time savings estimates, and (2) the use of what has become increasingly available data granularity in terms of frequency, volume, or end-use detail. This webinar will discuss what is M&V 2.0, how it varies from conventional whole building data analysis, its benefits and limitations, and its applications. A brand new white paper on this topic will also be discussed.