Chapter 17: Estimating Net Savings: Common Practices
This chapter focuses on the methods used to estimate net energy savings in evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) studies for energy efficiency (EE) programs. The chapter provides a definition of net savings, which remains an unsettled topic both within the EE evaluation community and across the broader public policy evaluation community, particularly in the context of attribution of savings to particular program. The chapter differs from the measure-specific Uniform Methods Project (UMP) chapters in both its approach and work product. Unlike other UMP resources that provide recommended protocols for determining gross energy savings, this chapter describes and compares the current industry practices for determining net energy savings, but does not prescribe particular methods.
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- Technical Report
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- Related Information: Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures; Period of Performance: September 2011-December 2014; Work performed by Navigant, Boulder, Colorado and Tetra Tech, Madison, Wisconsin
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- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
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- United States
- 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS; EVALUATION; VERIFICATION ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURE; ECM; WHOLE-BUILDING PERFORMANCE; NET SAVINGS; COMMERCIAL BUILDING; EM&V; EVALUATION; MEASUREMENT; VERIFICATION; MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION; M&V
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