National Energy Efficiency Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Standard: Scoping Study of Issues and Implementation Requirements

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This report is a scoping study that identifies issues associated with developing a national evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) standard for end-use, non-transportation, energy efficiency activities. The objectives of this study are to identify the scope of such a standard and define EM&V requirements and issues that will need to be addressed. To explore these issues, we provide: a set of definitions applicable to an EM&V standard;a literature review of existing guidelines, standards, and 'initiatives' relating to EM&V standards as well as a review of "bottom-up" versus "top-down" evaluation approaches;a summary of EM&V related provisions of recent Federal legislative proposals that include national efficiency resource requirements;an annotated list of issues that are likely to be central to, and need to be considered as part of developing a national EM&V standard for energy efficiency.

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