Whole Building Simulated Calibration – Option D

CES Services Measurement and Verification Picture

We are the specialists for the design, installation, commissioning and implementation of the measurement and verification LEED credit requirements for new construction projects (EA5). Our services for this credit comply with Option D from the 2006 International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) Volume III, concept and practices for determining energy savings in new construction.

Our typical LEED NC EA5 services during the project design stage include the preparation of the M&V plan based on the systems design concepts and building energy model inputs and parameters. We also specify utility and sub-metering equipment and provide details about Energy Management Information System requirements.

During the project construction phase, we provide on-site commissioning, validation and calibration inspections of the M&V system equipment, devices and sensors. Included in this work is the configuration of data acquisition systems, on-site functional verification of the DDC system interfaces with M&V system equipment, devices and sensors, set up of the Energy Management Information System (Eco OPERA) host server (base building energy model configuration, database server, application server, user authorizations), development of custom energy reports and initial metering data calibration with water and utility bills.

During first year of operation of the new building, we provide continuous automatic monitoring of energy system equipment and devices, we publish monthly analysis reports for user groups, building operators and the design team and we enter monthly water and utility bills into EMIS system.

At the end of the first year of operation we provide calibration of the original building energy model with collected metered data. The final annual energy report will provide a comparison between the actual calibrated design energy model and the calibrated reference energy model.