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Concepts and Options for determining Energy Savings in New construction (M&V Protocol)

George E. Thomas, PE

Course Outline

This course focuses on concepts and practices for determining energy savings in new construction by providing a concise description of the best practice techniques for verifying the energy performance of the new construction projects. The objective is to provide clear guidance to professionals seeking to verify energy and demand savings at either component or whole building level in new construction and to professionals seeking the M&V credit specified in the LEED™ rating system.

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

This course will review the following topics:

Intended Audience

This course would be of interest to Facility Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Energy Professionals, Energy Managers, Energy Services Contractors, Energy Consultants, Project Developers, Utility Professionals, and Technicians.

Course Introduction

Concepts and Practices for Determining Energy Savings in New Construction provides a concise description of the best practice techniques for verifying the energy performance of new construction projects. The objective of this course is to provide clear guidance to

This document has been composed in a manner that minimizes the need for referral to other IPMVP Volumes. This was done in recognition that users may be new to the field of energy and M&V and for this document to be easy to use. While this document is broadly consistent with other IPMVP Volumes and uses the same format and key terms the concepts and definitions in relate to new construction. Terms are identified either in the main text or through the use of footnotes. This course material should not be applied to retrofit savings determination.

Course Content

This course is based entirely on the Publication Titled Concepts and options for determining Energy Savings in New Construction, April 2003 International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol prepared by IPMVP New Construction Subcommittee. You will be quizzed on the document in its entirety.

International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol

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Course Summary

At the completion of this course the engineering/energy professional will know how to determination energy savings for a new facility, develop a M&V plan for new construction, and determine the energy performance of a new building.


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.