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Monitoring and Verification Procedures Used in the Texas LoanSTAR and Rebuild America Programs
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The monitoring and verification procedures that have been developed for the Texas LoanSTAR program and the ESL's Rebuild America Program have become a foundation for a number of other state and federal M&V programs, including the United States Department of Energy's (USDOE's) 1996 NEMVP, 1997 IPMVP, 2001 IPMVP, ASHRAE's GP 14P, and the 1999 Texas Performance Contracting Guidelines. This paper reviews the basic procedures that are used for monitoring and verifying energy savings in commercial buildings that receive energy conservation retrofits, including procedures that are used for measuring energy savings in buildings where hourly pre-retrofit and post-retrofit whole-building data have been collected; buildings where monthly pre-retrofit and hourly post-retrofit data are collected; and buildings where monthly preretrofit and monthly post-retrofit data are used to verify savings.
Farouz, S.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Haberl, J. S.; Claridge, D. E. (2001). Monitoring and Verification Procedures Used in the Texas LoanSTAR and Rebuild America Programs. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from