Evaluating ESPC Results

Guaranteed energy and cost savings are the typical reasons for using ESPC to complete energy efficiency retrofits. Measuring and promoting those results, however, is still challenging, even for the most experienced ESPC practitioner. These tools support strong M&V practices and help you tell your ESPC success story.

Measurement & Verification Guidelines
This document outlines the Federal Energy Management Program's standard procedures and guidelines for measurement and verification (M&V) of ESPC projects, commonly used by the state and local sector.

Reporting Project Results

  • eProject eXpress
    eProject eXpress is a streamlined pathway to document and track ESPC project data and report project results.
  • eProject Builder
    This database tool provides consistent tracking and reporting of ESPC project data, enabling project owners to make the business case for ESPC, negotiate strong ESPC projects, and standardize project results reporting.

The Business Case for Applying M&V
This document highlights the substantial, cost-effective benefits of incorporating well-documented measurement and verification (M&V) of savings in state and local ESPC projects.

Strategies for Successful M&V
This document provides ESPC program administrators with a selection of tested strategies to support successful M&V for state and local ESPC projects.

Understanding Your ESPC Savings Guarantee
This document examines the savings guarantee in energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) and provides a list of resources for more detail.

Verifying Operating and Maintenance Savings
This document provides guidance on incorporating, documenting, and verifying operations and maintenance (O&M) savings in state and local energy savings performance contracts.

Project Benchmark Sheets
The benchmark sheets report three performance metrics that can be used to benchmark proposed ESPC projects within several public sectors, including federal, state, and local governments, K-12 schools, higher education, healthcare, and public housing:

Economic Impact Analysis Tools
This document describes three tools that analyze the economic impacts (jobs created, etc.) of energy efficiency projects. The summary specifies the varying levels of detail, categories of input and output data, and cost for each tool.