Measurement & Verification Workshop

19 July 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

How to ensure your Energy and Water Saving Schemes deliver Value for Money

What is Measurement & Verification - M&V?

Measurement & Verification (M&V) is a best practice approach that lets you quantify whether you have realised benefits from energy conservation and/or energy efficiency investments and to ensure you can put forward business cases that are likely to increase your decision makers’ appetite to invest in energy and water efficiency, demand management and renewable energy projects.

M&V is critical with energy performance contracts – such as the RE:FIT London programme – as M&V enforces the energy performance guarantee committed to by the contractor.

A common-sense approach to M&V is underpinned by the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP), which will help improve the credibility and attractiveness of energy and water efficiency projects.

What is this “free” M&V training workshop about?

These free one day “M&V training for Energy Efficiency Projects” workshops will provide a comprehensive, practical introduction to M&V for energy efficiency projects and focusses on practical training for public sector staff who have responsibility for or are considering commissioning energy efficiency projects.

The course is also vital to those clients entering into Guaranteed Savings Energy Performance Contracting Programmes, for example the RE:FIT London energy efficiency programme. Workshops will be for up to 12 delegates, to allow an interactive practical session.

We have planned a workshop, supported by the RE:FIT London team and offered to LPP's London membersies free of charge on a “first come first served” basis.

This workshop is designed to support energy, facilities and estate management and other resource management teams. In addition, procurement, finance and technical teams will also benefit from understanding how energy savings are typically reported and proved.

Following the workshop, your staff should have confidence to manage Energy Performance Contractors and quantify the benefits potential in their project business cases. This will include ensuring Framework Contractors/Service Providers develop and deliver M&V requirements which are suitable for the nature of the Guaranteed Savings Project and the associated individual improvement or energy conservation measures (ECMs).

Learning outcomes include key aspects of:

 Specifying M&V requirements and being able to evaluate whether M&V plans are fit for purpose across all measures, to identify benefits potential and assess whether savings are achieved
 Managing consumption data and establishing baselines
 Metering and monitoring plans
 Base line adjustment criteria and methodologies
 Review and acceptance of periodic consolidation reporting

There is no cost to attend the initial one day M&V practice for Energy Efficiency Projects workshop. This training course is jointly supported by LEP/RE:FIT London and refreshments, lunch etc. will be provided.

There is an optional additional ½ day EVO Level 2 certification workshop, available for £95, plus £50 for certification (plus VAT).

What will the training include?

The event workshop agenda for the initial one day workshop and the optional additional ½ day EVO Level 2 certification workshop is tabled below:

One Day Event - M&V Best Practice for RE:FIT Projects
• Defining Measurement & Verification (M&V)
• Background to IPMVP

RE:FIT London Background
• The RE:FIT London story so far
• M&V case studies - Key M&V lessons learned, changes made to M&V from RE:FIT 1
• Review of support and guidance, what else would help to support good practice M&V
• Barriers to RE:FIT London including M&V - How M&V has evolved from previous frameworks

M&V Key concepts
• Measuring energy savings
• The 4 IPMVP options
• Steps in applying M&V
• M&V cost and uncertainty
• M&V for energy performance contracts

Energy data
• Common formats for different types of utility
• Management systems

Typical analytical and adjustment processes
• How to baseline energy data, sampling techniques
• Estimation and calculation of data gaps
• Determining and verifying typical and atypical driving factors
• Common routine and non-routine adjustment methodologies
• Typical challenges adjustment challenges

M&V Plans – requirements and acceptance
• Contents required for best practice M&V
• Exercises - example content from M&V Plans and gap analysis
• Baseline data, analysis and verification methods
• Timing & accuracy of M&V deliverables

Project practicalities and operational verification
• Examples for different types of ECM’s
• Typical verification short comings
• Reasons for poor operating performance
• Managing change logs & building data, operational verification etc

M&V roles and responsibilities
• Systems, data, delivery, reporting, verification
• Interface or management agreements
• Contractual requirements
• Typical dispute areas and how to mitigate

RE:FIT M&V – the way forward.
• M&V case studies interactive session - working through a range of bad and good practice from Refit (anonymised sites/customers)
• Plans for new RE:FIT M&V approach, making M&V more robust and effective for guaranteed savings scheme
• Review of support, guidance and training requirements
• A national approach to M&V across RE:FIT

Optional additional ½ day EVO Level 2 certification workshop
Half Day Event - M&V Best Practice Level 2 for RE:FIT Projects
Key learning outputs
• M&V concepts
• EVO – Who and why?
• IPMVP Overview
• M&V fundamentals and designing the M&V process
• The M&V Plan
• Different M&V Options – how to decide?
• Data Management
• Base line and adjustments
• Savings or avoidance?
• Accuracy and cost
• Reporting savings
• Common M&V issues

Booking your place

To book your place please download, complete and return this booking form.

For more information please contac the LEP Team on 020 8489 1796 or email


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