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Certification: Applied M&V: Planning in practice

 

WHAT IS M&V PLANNING IN PRACTICE?

Applied M&V: Planning in Practice builds on the popular, three-day Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) training and exam.

The CMVP training and exam is a significant step towards becoming an experienced M&V professional, focused largely on the theoretical underpinnings of measurement and verification.

But the journey doesn’t end there.

Applied M&V: Planning in Practice builds on this foundation by going in depth on the practical preparation of the core activity of measurement and verification: preparing an M&V plan.

Qualifying status:

All registrants for this course must meet one of the following three criteria:

  • Currently an accredited CMVP or CMVP-IT;
  • Have completed the CMVP course in the last three years (not necessarily the exam); or
  • Hold a lapsed CMVP certification (this course is a pathway to CMVP re-certification).

Please note that all registrants must complete 3-5 hours of mandatory pre-course work

How to register:

  • Review Who are Certified Measurement & Verification Professionals?;
  • Consider your qualifying status;
  • Review the course and fee structure; and
  • Complete the registration form and pay your booking deposit. An invoice for the full course cost, less the deposit paid, will be issued upon successful registration.

APPLIED M&V: PLANNING IN PRACTICE
ONLINE CLASSROOM: Monday - Wednesday, 9 - 11 NOVEMBER 2020

Registrations close: 21 October 2020
Trainer: Bruce Rowse
Videoconference: Zoom classroom
Class size: 17 maximum
Prerequisites: Refer Qualifying Status
Mandatory pre-course work: 3-5 hours
Schedule: 16 contact hours + 4 hour exam (individually scheduled and proctored)
CPD: approx 3.2 AEE credits
Course materials: The exam is open book and the use of electronic references is prohibited. Printed course materials will be couriered to fully-paid registrants after the closing date. 

Schedule:

All dates and times are AEDT.

Pre-course statistics refresh workshop (Thursday 5 November 2020)

Session: 10.00AM-12.30PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Days 1 – 3 (Monday - Wednesday, 9 - 11 November 2020)

Session 1: 10.00AM-12.30PM (please be online by 9.45AM to ensure a prompt start)

Break: 12.30-1.30PM

Session 2: 1.30-4.00PM

Exam: 4 hour exam individually scheduled and proctored in a two week window after course completion.

 

COURSE FEES

  • Includes access to pre-course online program, printed course materials, trainer support and the remotely proctored exam. 

Note:

  1. A limited number of discounted places are available in each program to full time tertiary students. Pricing and further information on student places is available by writing to training@eec.org.au;
  2. All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Payments by credit card attract a credit card surcharge of 2.4% plus GST; and
  3. Current EEC or EVO members receive significant discounts on the fee schedule, but the membership must be up to date to receive the discounted rate. For more information on becoming an EEC member, review the membership overview.

ABOUT MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION ON ENERGY SAVINGS

The basics of measurement and verification (M&V) are learned in the CMVP L3 certification course that is the prerequisite for undertaking this course.

Many factors influence how much energy a facility uses, such as technology, weather and the number of staff using a site. As a result, working out how much energy an energy efficiency upgrade is saving requires more than just metering energy use before and after and assuming that the difference is the savings. The International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) is used around the world as a trusted guide for the determination of savings. M&V undertaken in accordance with the IPMVP adheres to the principles of being accurate, complete, conservative, consistent, relevant and transparent. 

Effective M&V can help you:

  • Increase energy savings
  • Reduce the cost of financing projects
  • Encourage better project engineering
  • Help demonstrate and capture the value of reduced emissions from energy efficiency and renewable investments
  • Increase public understanding of energy management as a public policy tool
  • Help national and industry organisations promote and achieve resource efficiency and environmental objectives

Course Structure

Applied M&V: Planning in Practice is focused on the core M&V activity of preparing an M&V plan as outlined in IPMVP Core Concepts 2016. The course has the following sections:

  1. Introduction;
  2. Practical M&V challenges;
  3. IMPVP adherent M&V plan in detail;
  4. M&V calculations in practice;
  5. M&V plan in practice; and
  6. M&V plan verification in practice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the challenges associated with the practical application of M&V;
  • Prepare an IPMVP compliant M&V plan along with the associated M&V calculations;
  • Learn how to manage common M&V challenges;
  • Learn how to effectively build regression models and how to manage unsatisfactory models;
  • Review an M&V plan for compliance with the IPMVP; and
  • Produce an M&V report compliant with the IPMVP.

In addition to the knowledge gained from the training course, attendees will receive the following benefits:

  • A printed copy of the training course materials;
  • Interaction with other students and the trainer;
  • Certificate from EVO stating that you are competent in the preparation of M&V plans;
  • Partial completion of the requirements for becoming a Certified Energy Saving Verifier (CESV)*.

* The CESV certification is not yet available, but will be issued to those who have demonstrated skills in two main areas:

  • The verification of energy audit estimates (training and assessment not yet available); and
  • The preparation of M&V plans (this Applied M&V: Planning in Practice course).

EXAM

An examination may be sat by those who wish to obtain a certification from EVO in M&V Planning in
Practice. The exam:

  • Is of 4 hours duration and is individually and remotely proctored in a two week window after the course;
  • Is practical, unlike the CMVP exam which assesses theoretical knowledge;
  • Requires the preparation of an M&V plan within a period of 4 hours;
  • Is assessed by an EVO instructor. The assessment includes written observations which provide feedback to the examinee.

MANDATORY PRE-COURSE WORK

Registrants who undertook the CMVP L3 fundamentals course more than 12 months before they take Applied M&V: Planning in Practice are required to complete a pre-course module, which takes approximately 3-5 hours and is made available to registrants prior to the commencement of the course.

The pre-course work includes a face-to-face Statistics Refresh Workshop of 2.5 hours in the week prior to the course proper.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Bruce Rowse has worked in energy efficiency since 2001 and sits on standards committee EN-001, participating in the major upgrade of AS/NZS 3598 Energy Audits in 2014 and is the Chair of the Efficiency Valuation Organisation’s extended training committee.

MAINTAINING AEE ACCREDITATION

AEE certifications are re-certified on a three year cycle. At renewal time, AEE accredited individuals (CEMs and CMVPs) are required to provide evidence of 10 credits of CPD undertaken in the preceding three years. As a guide, a qualifying course of five contact hours provides 1 x AEE credit. The Energy Efficiency Council provides a range of professional development opportunities to support AEE certifications, however there are many PD options available.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations received 30 days prior to the training will be accepted and fees refunded less a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made on/after 30 days prior to the training cannot be accepted. Registrations are non-transferable. Refunds will not be available if you choose not to attend the training course. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to training@eec.org.au

The Energy Efficiency Council reserves the right to cancel any program at its discretion. In the event that the Energy Efficiency Council cancels a program, registrants will be given the option of transferring to the next available program dates or being provided with a full refund of the registration fees.