One of EnergyCAP’s most important functions is to audit the effectiveness of energy management programs.
Cost Avoidance is the measurement and verification (M&V) of energy and cost savings because of energy management projects. The result is the dollars you avoided spending because of the implementation of energy management activities.
EnergyCAP Cost Avoidance methodology and core calculations date back to 1982, when EnergyCAP’s predecessor (FASER Energy Accounting) first introduced Cost Avoidance. EnergyCAP uses the Whole Facility Method in the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP). Members of the pioneering team of software engineers and developers who introduced Cost Avoidance are still refining and enhancing EnergyCAP today. Over the years, these principles have served the needs of thousands of energy managers and assessed billions of dollars in energy management projects.
EnergyCAP calculates the savings attributable to energy management by comparing current bills with an adjusted baseline year. The process automatically accounts for major variables, including weather (degree days), billing period length, floor area changes, and commodity price, and lets you enter adjustments for other changes such as occupancy, schedule, and equipment retrofits.