Advanced Measurement & Verification for ESPC  

Education Type: 
On-Demand
Duration: 
2.5 Hours
Level: 
Intermediate
FEMP IACET: 
0.3 CEU

Recorded webinar examines advanced concepts of measurement and verification (M&V) in energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) projects. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory instructors, who are experts in the technical aspects of ESPC project development and M&V application, lead this course, which includes an overview of basic M&V as required by the DOE IDIQ contracts and describes how to choose the appropriate level of M&V depending on site or facility needs and requirements. This course also covers:

  • M&V in each ESPC phase, type, and purpose;
  • M&V confidence;
  • Operations and maintenance savings verification;
  • Baseline development;
  • Detailed M&V options with energy conservation measure (ECM) examples; and
  • M&V in the performance period.

Instructors

Kurmit Rockwell, PE, CEM, LEED AP, U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program  

Kurmit Rockwell serves as ESPC program manager where he oversees services, tools, and resources needed to assist agencies with implementing successful ESPC projects. Over a career spanning 25 years, Kurmit's work included engineering and all aspects of ESPC project implementation for federal, state, and local governments. His work in the public and private sector energy services industry has focused on evaluation and implementation of energy and water cost saving technologies, smart building energy optimization services, renewable energy systems, and demand side management. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a master's degree in building systems engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

Phil Coleman, MS, CEM, CMVP, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  

Phil Coleman has worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) since 1996. He is a technical advisor to the Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) ESPC program, focusing particularly on utility rates and measurement and verification of savings. Phil also spearheaded an initiative to educate federal facilities on efficiency and renewable project incentives, demand response, utilities procurement, and "rate-responsive building operation." Internationally, he has advised governments in Mexico, India, Chile, and Jordan on developing public sector energy conservation programs. Phil received his bachelor's degree from Earlham College (1986) and his master of science in energy management and policy from the University of Pennsylvania (1994). He also holds the Association of Energy Engineers' Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) designations.

Phil Voss, Senior Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory  

Phil Voss provides technical assistance for alternative financing programs and projects, supporting the the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program ESPC, UESC, and distributed energy initiatives. His work includes cross-coordination of these initiatives, performance-period support for ESPC projects, training development and delivery, and efforts to advance implementation of energy sales agreements at federal facilities. Phil also has experience managing project technical assistance, strategic energy planning, and representing NREL with a range of federal and non-federal clients. Phil has a B.S. in architectural engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

Christine Walker, PhD, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

Dr. Christine Walker provides technical support to the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). She performs engineering and economic analyses for FEMP's ESPC program in the implementation of energy, resiliency, and cost savings projects at federal facilities. Prior to this position, Christine worked in industry for energy service companies for more than 10 years in the development of ESPC projects in the public, private, and federal markets. She has more than 20 years of experience in leading and managing project development and engineering teams and addressing comprehensive energy management in the commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial markets through analytics and building performance analyses. Christine received her doctorate in building technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her Master of Science in mechanical engineering, and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois. She is a licensed professional engineer in six states.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe why an agency needs M&V and why there is so much focus on it;
  • Explain the M&V options;
  • Identify baseline development best practices;
  • Explore the ability to balance certainty with cost;
  • Explore how M&V plan details level of witnessing for each ECM; and
  • Define the performance period or life of contract quality assurance agencies are required to maintain.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: