Uniform Methods Project Related Links
The websites and publications listed below provide supporting information for the Uniform Methods Project and for evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of energy efficiency programs.
Glossaries of EM&V Terms
The following glossaries provide definitions of technical language and EM&V terms.
Appendix A: Glossary of Terms, Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide
Appendix A has a glossary of EM&V terms; published by the EM&V SEE Action Working Group.
Federal EM&V Resources
SEE Action Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group
The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) Evaluation Measurement and Verification Working Group provides links to key EM&V resources for states, utilities, and other local stakeholders.
National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency website provides reports, guides, tools, and fact sheets to help state policymakers, energy consumers, utilities, environmental groups, and others understand options for advancing a comprehensive policy and program framework, setting high-level state policy goals for saving energy, establishing and implementing effective efficiency programs, addressing utility barriers, and adopting additional state policies.
Energy Efficiency Program Impact Evaluation Guide
DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Publication
M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification of for Federal Energy Projects, Version 3.0
The Federal Energy Management Program published this guide in April 2008.
International EM&V Resources
International Performance Verification and Measurement Protocol (IPMVP)
The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) publishes the IPMVP, which is a series of documents that summarizes some of the best practices worldwide for determining the results of energy efficiency programs starting at the project level. You must register with EVO to read these documents.
IPMVP: Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings
The DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory published the March 2002 version of the IPMVP.
Evaluating Energy Efficiency Policy Measures and DSM Programmes
Published by the International Energy Agency October 2005
The Protocols for Energy Efficiency Program Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification are consistent with the standards of the IPMVP. The protocols complement and support these standards by providing another level of detail for measuring and verifying savings from energy efficiency programs.
The work of other standards organizations also informs this work, such as, that of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE):
Guideline 14-2002: Measurement of Energy and Demand Savings
Published by ASHRAE in 2002. This document is available online from ASHRAE Publications.