December 20, 2012
This go-to guide on evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) lays out definitions, concepts, and approaches— useful for both novices and experts—and provides an introduction to the key issues, practices, and steps for calculating efficiency program energy savings, avoided emissions, and other non-energy impacts. The primary audiences for this guide are state regulators, public and private energy efficiency portfolio administrators, program implementers, and evaluators looking for guidance on planning evaluation efforts, approaches for determining and documenting program impacts; improving the efficacy of energy efficiency portfolios, and comparing demand- and supply-side resources. This guide updates the 2007 National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Model Energy Efficiency Impact Evaluation Guide.
Developed by SEE Action’s Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification Working Group.