Improving EM&V for Energy Efficiency Programs (Fact Sheet)

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This fact sheet describes the objectives of the U.S. Department of Energy Uniform Methods Project to bring consistency to energy savings calculations in U.S. energy efficiency programs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a framework and a set of protocols for determining gross energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols represent a refinement of the body of knowledge supporting energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities. They have been written by technical experts within the field and reviewed by industry experts. Current EM&V practice allows for multiple methods for calculating energy savings. These methods ... continued below

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This fact sheet describes the objectives of the U.S. Department of Energy Uniform Methods Project to bring consistency to energy savings calculations in U.S. energy efficiency programs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a framework and a set of protocols for determining gross energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols represent a refinement of the body of knowledge supporting energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities. They have been written by technical experts within the field and reviewed by industry experts. Current EM&V practice allows for multiple methods for calculating energy savings. These methods were developed to meet the needs of energy efficiency program administrators and regulators. Although they served their original objectives well, they have resulted in inconsistent and incomparable savings results - even for identical measures. The goal of the Uniform Methods Project is to strengthen the credibility of energy savings determinations by improving EM&V, increasing the consistency and transparency of how energy savings are determined.

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  • Related Information: Uniform Methods Project: Protocols Development, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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  • Report No.: DOE/GO-102012-3635
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1046868 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1046868
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc832717

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Improving EM&V for Energy Efficiency Programs (Fact Sheet), report, July 1, 2012; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc832717/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.