Measurement and verification are essential to developing and maintaining efficiency plans. Itʼs not just about proving that a plan works. Itʼs about better understanding where the best returns on investment are actually coming from, and optimizing the allocation of resources.
Essential to any saving analysis is a clear and measurable framework for expected performance improvements. This means establishing a benchmark, not just evaluating performance after implementation.
This usually means comparing actual energy use after project or measure has been implemented with the best estimate of the likely energy use that would have occurred in the absence of that project or measure. But particular data measurement plans should be carefuly selected for each circumstance, and periodic audits and performed to validate measurements.