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Measurement and Verification BSCI 9230

Building Science Part-time Studies Course

Course details

The purpose of measurement and verification (M&V) of buildings is to provide feedback to building owners, managers and design teams on the effectiveness of measures incorporated into the design and retrofit on the building annual energy use and cost. This course introduces the principles, procedures and benefits of measurement and verification to building professionals in order to enable them to usefully and efficiently incorporate measurement and verification into the building design and operation process. Students will gain a solid literacy in the science of measuring energy use of buildings and verifying the results of energy efficiency measure. Verifying energy savings is an important part of energy saving initiatives and provides developers, owners and financiers of projects assistance in quantifying the expected or measured return on investment. The course covers the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP), which is the most widely accepted protocol worldwide for savings verification. Students will learn how to design an M&V Strategy for their projects and to manage the savings and verification process for both internal and external reporting.


60% in BSCI 9130 and 60% in BSCI 9150





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of BSCI 9230 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 64324


Fri Apr 29 - Fri Jul 29 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 64324
  • $1669.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 29 - Jul 29 Fri 14:30 - 17:45 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 216

Bo Li

Course outline




Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please contact Program Assistant, at to obtain approval to register for this course. Please include your A#.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply professional standards when engaged in measurement and verification.
  • Develop appropriate measurement and verification plans following the IPMVP.
  • Coordinate and optimize the measurement and verification of buildings to effectively obtain key performance indicators.
  • Identify the limits of accuracy when measuring and verifying building energy use and energy cost
  • Interpret and analyze M&V results to help building owners prioritize energy conservation measures at the whole-building and at the local level.
  • Use M&V for building energy model calibration.

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

Measurement and Verification (BSCI 9230) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Energy Modelling
    Graduate Certificate Part-time
  2. Building Engineering/Building Science
    Master of Applied Science Full-time/Part-time
  3. Building Science
    Master of Engineering Full-time/Part-time


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