Measurement and Verification vs. Ongoing Commissioning

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Utility Strategies for Energy Efficiency: Measurement & Verification (M&V) and Ongoing Commissioning, July 10, 2018 The world energy consumption is constantly rising. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the increase is well over 28% between 2015 and 2040. It is important to note that in commercial buildings, this number is even higher at nearly 40%. … Read more

One Size Does Not Fit All: M&V, EEMetering, and EM&V


Matt Golden, Open EE January 4, 2017 Billing analysis, Bayesian statistics, randomized control trials, phone polls — with the advent of EEMetering, smart meters, and pay-for-performance, one of the most important questions we have to answer as an industry is how do we measure energy efficiency? Turns out, it depends on the purpose. While the … Read more

Bringing Evaluations up to Speed

Jon Maxwell and Brian McCowan for Zondits, June 8, 2015. Image credit: PixShark “Thank you. Your evaluation has helped us greatly with improving our program.” How often do evaluators hear that phrase? The answer is, of course, not very often. The reasons are many and varied, but the overriding reason is that evaluators, program administrators, … Read more

The Limitations of Remote Building Audits

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Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 26, 2016. Image credit: Skitterphoto Last month I wrote an article titled The Potential of Remote Building Audits, which outlined some inventive methods for deciphering building energy consumption patterns and identifying energy efficiency measures without entering the building. Like autonomous vehicles, remote audits are being used today in simple and predictable … Read more