Measurement & Verification

One of the most commonly omitted components of system design are the meters and sensors required to actually prove energy performance.   Too often the focus is on designing controls that simply achieve a function, say open a valve, enable a pump, etc.  But inevitably the first question asked when a surprisingly high utility bill arrives is “Where is the energy being spent?  Without Measurement & Verification (M&V) it’s often a guessing game and the old adage rings true “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”

Pinnacle Energy Services is experienced in developing and implementing customized M&V plans useful for determining actual savings from energy efficiency projects. Our engineers can analyze a LEED or Performance Contract project of any size and develop an M & V plan compliant with the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP).  We are experienced with both Trane Trace 700 and DOE’s E-Quest building energy modeling platforms for calibrated model simulations.

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