What is IPMVP?
The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol is an internationally recognised standard methodology for establishing best practice in measuring, computing and reporting savings achieved by energy or water efficiency projects at end user facilities.
The IPMVP presents a framework and a number of measurement and verification options for transparently, reliably and consistently reporting a projects saving. These activities include site surveys, metering of energy and water flows, monitoring, calculation and reporting. When adhering to IPMVP recommendations these activities can produce verifiable savings and reports.
ISO 50015: 2014 Energy management systems - Measurement and verification of energy performance of organisations - General principles and guidance
This standard might be considered to complement IPMVP although they are not officially linked. ISO 50015 actually compliments ISO 50001 and like IPMVP, ISO 50015 sets out to establish a common set of principles and guidelines to be used for measurement and verification of organisational energy performance.
IPMVP and ISO 50015 Services
EPV are registered with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) as a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) to instigate and apply IPMVP on energy projects to ensure full audit ability and trackable savings value using this internationally recognised methodology.
Typical projects where IPMVP or ISO 50015:2014 may be applied include:
- lighting refits
- Combined heat and power (CHP)
- renewable energy retrofits - PV, solar hot water, biomass, heat pumps, variable speed drives, new boilers, thermal insulation retrofits etc.