Measurement and verification assists in identifying poor energy performance of building.
Measurement and verification of utility consumption assists the building owner in evaluating the long-term energy performance of the property. More importantly, measurement and verification is key in identifying problems with mechanical systems performance or resident behaviors that are negatively impacting energy performance.
Each month, Strategic Energy Group acquires the utility bills for each meter at each site, normalizes the data for weather and other factors, and evaluates the property’s energy performance against a baseline. The results are reported to ownership on a quarterly basis.
By tracking the utility expenses, we can identify water leaks costing the owner thousands of dollars per year. We can determine if a previously implemented retrofit to the building is working. Likewise, in a new construction building that was designed with an energy model, we can understand how the building is tracking relative to projected performance.