Note: Registering for this seminar does not automatically register you to take the CMVP exam. To complete the certification application process ($400 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on CMVP certification, CLICK HERE. Seminar pricing will be higher for courses held outside of continental U.S.
AN IN-DEPTH PREPARATORY COURSE FOR THE CMVP EXAMINATION A THREE-DAY SEMINAR
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AIA Learning Units Eligible
This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re- licensure.
The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.
This seminar is presented by AEE in conjunction with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO). Course participants receive a 1-year free EVO subscription, and can read more of the benefits it brings on www.evo-world.org.
Dallas, TX / November 14-16, 2016 DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Market Center: (214) 741-7481
Atlanta, GA / December 12-14, 2016 Hilton Atlanta: (404) 659-2000
Seminar participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel where each course will take place. In most cases these rooms are held up to four weeks prior to the seminar date. We recommend that you make your hotel reservations early to assure availability of space. Be sure to reference AEE and the seminar name to assure you receive the appropriate room rate.
Other dates available from AEE-approved providers...
AEE Approved Course Provider: Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)
Dates/Locations: Apr. 5-7, 2016 / Toronto; May 4-6, 2016 / Halifax; May 25-27, 2016 / Vancouver To register for CIET seminars, please visit: www.cietcanada.com
ABOUT THE SEMINAR Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), in conjunction with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), this comprehensive training course is designed to provide a useful preparatory vehicle for those seeking to achieve the status of Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP), awarded by AEE to pre-qualified M&V professionals who complete this seminar and successfully pass the CMVP examination administered by AEE at the close of instruction.
Proven energy savings are now playing a significant role in financing energy management programs, whether through energy performance contracts or through emission trades under schemes such as the clean development mechanism of the UNFCCC. While interest in savings data is growing, the state of the art in determining savings has also been rapidly evolving. This seminar will examine current best practices for determining and documenting savings, specifically reviewing the current edition of the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP). Attendees will learn the process of designing a proper M&V program for their projects, including cost/accuracy tradeoffs, baseline adjustments, interactive effects, types of savings, maintaining transparency, and analysis methods. Examples of specific techniques will be presented, along with common pitfalls which can result in unreliable savings reports. These techniques are central to management under the new ISO 50001 standard for Energy Management Systems. Class time will include problem solving and debate. Bring a calculatorand any M&V challenges you may currently face for general discussion.
Through participating in a "fundamentals" course, persons experienced in M&V will also appreciate the assembly of all of the issues, the debates, and engagement at their own level with expert instructors.
The CMVP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day three of each seminar to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CMVP application and fee. Advance reading of IPMVP Volume I (available at www.evo-world.org) would be useful reading before the exam, though not required.
ABOUT CMVP CERTIFICATION Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the CMVP exam, you must submit your completed CMVP application, along with a $400 application fee. This fee must be paid at the time the CMVP application is submitted. The certification application/exam fee is not included in the cost of this required preparatory training seminar. EVO subscribers: If you are attending a seminar in the U.S. please contact EVO for your VIP pricing code. If you are attending outside of the U.S. contact the local training provider for any possible discounts.
AEE, in cooperation with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), established the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional program with the dual purpose of recognizing the most qualified professionals in this growing area of the energy industry, and raising the overall professional standards within the measurement and verification field. The IPMVP, first established by the U.S. D.O.E., has become the internationally recognized protocol for performance measurement and verification (M&V) in the energy efficiency field. More information about EVO can be found at www.evo-world.org.
REASONS FOR M&V • Types of uses for M&V • M&V's role in financing
CURRENT M&V PROTOCOLS • Relationship of IPMVP and other guidelines
IPMVP • Its evolution • Overview of IPMVP Options A, B, C & D
DEVELOPING AN M&V PLAN • Principles of M&V • Scope of energy to be monitored • Differences between M&V for industry and for buildings • "Cost avoidance" or "normalized savings?" • Choosing independent variables for routine baseline adjustments • Sources of data • M&V budgets • Selecting the baseline period and data • Measurement systems design, commissioning & maintenance • Baseline analysis methods • Various forms of savings computation • Valuing savings • Routine procedures and QC • Managing the uncertainty created by sampling, metering, modeling and unknowns • Bias and rounding • Reporting procedures • Coordinating with other purposes • When to do the M&V Plan
CURRENT ISSUES IN M&V • Coping with missing data • Cost/uncertainty tradeoffs • Monitoring IAQ
BASELINE ADJUSTMENTS • Why they are necessary • Who does what, when
KEY ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS: THEORY & EXAMPLES OF IPMVP OPTIONS • Details of IPMVP methods • Retrofit isolation (IPMVP Options A & B): Instrumentation issues • Whole facility (IPMVP Option C): Utility billing issues • Calibrated simulation (IPVMP Option D): Simulation issues • Lessons from tough experience
SELECTING OPTIONS: WHICH ONE IS BEST SUITED FOR MY PROJECT?
ADHERENCE WITH IPMVP ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
This seminar will be presented by one of the following instructors:
CHRIS BALBACH, P.E., C.E.M., C.M.V.P., B.E.M.P., LEED-AP, brings to this seminar extensive expertise in the process of monetizing energy savings through appropriate M&V, along with a background in simulation software development. He is member of IBPSA, AEE, and ASHRAE, and chairs the programs committee of ASHRAE TC4.7 (Energy Calculations).
STEVE KROMER, P.E., is an energy efficiency consultant focusing on energy savings verification (program evaluation and M&V) and energy efficiency data management systems. He is treasurer of the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) and current chair of the CMVP certification board. Formerly a senior engineer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (where he is presently a guest researcher) and a director at Enron Energy Services, Mr. Kromer currently consults internationally on M&V implementation and training.
Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 3: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Exam on Day 3 Following Seminar: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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