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BSCI 9230 - Measurement and Verification

Building Science Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

The purpose of measurement and verification (M&V) of buildings is to provide feedback to design teams on the effectiveness of measures incorporated into the design 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 and verifying the energy use of buildings. 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.


BSCI 9130 and BSCI 9150



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply raised 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 2015

Related Programs

BSCI 9230 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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


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