Under the Uniform Methods Project, DOE is developing a framework and a set of protocols for determining the energy savings from specific energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols provide a straightforward method for evaluating gross energy savings for common residential and commercial measures offered in ratepayer-funded initiatives in the United Sates. They represent a refinement of the body of knowledge supporting energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities. They have been written by technical experts within the field and reviewed by industry experts.
In April 2013 the U.S. Department of Energy published the first set of protocols for determining energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. You can read the individual protocols or all of them combined into a single report titled The Uniform Methods Project: Methods for Determining Energy Efficiency Savings for Specific Measures.
Learn more about the protocols, benefits, and structure of the Uniform Methods Project.
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