New IPMVP Translations: Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin


EVO expects to publish three new translations of the latest (2007) edition of its flagship product, the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP), Volume I in the near future. Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin versions will be added to the IPMVP library, which already includes English and French versions of its 2007 Volume I edition. Other volumes and earlier editions are also available in Chinese, Czech, Italian, Japanese, Polish Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian. The IPMVP provides an overview of current best practice techniques available for verifying results of energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy projects in commercial and industrial facilities. It may also be used by facility operators to assess and improve facility performance. Energy conservation measures (ECMs) covered in the protocol include fuel and electricity saving measures, water efficiency measures, and load shifting through retrofit of equipment, modification of operating procedures, or new installation better than standards. Watch EVO’s site and subscriber newsletter for announcements about publication dates and how you can get a copy.

EVO is pleased to announce its newest Affiliate, SGS for China ( and SGS is a leading global inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, it employs over 50,000 people and operates a network of more than 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS has 40 offices in China and is keen to promote energy efficiency, M&V and the IPMVP through EVO-associated activities including seminars, training, certification (CMVP), and Mandarin translation of the IPMVP and a portion of EVO’s website. SGS is one of the few entities approved to verify greenhouse gas reductions under the Kyoto Protocol and a leader in this capacity given the substantial Clean Development Mechanism activity in China. EVO looks forward to SGS’ support in encouraging Chinese energy and greenhouse gas savings reports to adhere to the IPMVP.

EVO encourages key energy efficiency players around the world to support its vision and mission. Therefore EVO enters into agreements with selected interested private or public entities, called “Affiliates” and gives them special rights and opportunities to use EVO’s name and materials in their area. Other EVO Affiliates include India’s Conzerv Systems Pvt. Ltd.

EVO’s online discussion forums, formerly only for EVO Subscribers, have morphed into a blog for the public. Recent postings include a series on 2009 trend explanations for the following topics:

  • Clean coal
  • Wind power
  • Nano-solar
  • Eco-cynics
  • Vertical agriculture
  • Bio-Fuel backlash
  • Declining water quality
  • Peak landfill
  • Negawatts
  • Energy dashboards
  • Nuclear power
  • Green cities
  • Urbanisation

Visit the EVO blog at to find out more and let us know what you think.

EVO strives to know where and when the IPMVP is either required or referenced as good practice in other publications. We have prepared a list of such “IPMVP Citings” known to us, and when available have posted the publication for download. Recent Citings include:

  • Guidelines for Verifying Existing Building Commissioning Project Savings – Using Interval Data Energy Models: IPMVP Options B and C by the California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC). This guideline documents measurement and verification (M&V) procedures based on short time interval energy data collected from existing buildings and their systems that are undergoing a commissioning process. It describes procedures with which commissioning providers may demonstrate realised savings to building owners, programme managers, and programme evaluators. It shows how integrating these data-driven M&V methodologies into commissioning processes not only supports completion of more robust commissioning projects, but also sustains ongoing energy performance. The guideline is based on the principles and practices of the industry standard International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) as well as ASHRAE Guideline 14-2002 “Measurement of Energy and Demand Savings.” It describes methods that can be applied under an Option C Whole Building approach, or to building systems under an Option B Retrofit Isolation approach. The required data, energy modelling techniques, and procedures to set up and complete Option B and Option C M&V analysis for energy and demand savings are described. The guideline can be found on the CCC website at

The full Citings list is found on the EVO website, under the “Library” menu. There is a similar list of citings of requirements for individuals to be certified as a CMVP for particular purposes. If you know of other IPMVP or CMVP Citings, please let us know by sending an email referencing the location to

EVO is a volunteer led and run organisation. As such we are always keen to find more volunteers anywhere in the world to help us develop and promote standards for performance risk management in energy and water efficiency projects. Right now we are particularly interested in finding volunteers for:

  • Drafting sample IPMVP adherent M&V Plans and Savings reports
  • Delivering our messages in many countries and various languages
  • Translating our documents
  • Enhancing our website as the central reference point for the M&V community.
  • Promoting IPMVP in the carbon reduction community
  • Promoting IPMVP amongst national and international standard setting bodies.

If you wish to volunteer, please contact Desi at

EVO has made it easier for supporters to find a home for themselves among our Organisational Subscribers. The new schedule of rates includes “in-kind” supporters and several new levels of financial support based on the type and size of organisation. We hope this system makes it easy for you to select a way to support EVO’s mission that matches your organisational profile.

EVO is operated by many volunteers, Affiliates and “in kind” supporters (all recognised on our website). However they all depend on the core funding EVO receives from generous subscribers, including all EVO board members, private corporations, utilities, industry associations and more than 75 individuals (see a current list of Organisational Subscribers on our website). This global and growing support enables EVO’s work to expand activities (see EVO’s 2009 Programme Plan on our website) under its Mission.

We believe the world community benefits from EVO’s activities. Therefore we invite your support at a level reflecting your role in the community, according to the categories and support levels shown below:

  • Sustaining subscriber
  • Corporation or energy supplier:
    • Primary subscriber
    • Senior subscriber
    • Associate subscriber (Annex 1)
  • Non-Profit Entity, Educational Institution
  • Government subscriber, regulator, Government agency (not an energy supplier)
    • Large government subscriber
    • Small government subscriber
  • Individual subscriber
  • Student subscriber
  • In Kind supporter

Visit EVO’s site for more information on the benefits of supporting EVO (, and click on “Ways to Support EVO’s Mission” in the “Subscribe/Join Us” drop down menu).

EVO wishes to thank its Individual and Organisational Subscribers – it is only with their support and the efforts of our tireless volunteers that we are able to fulfill our mission. Thank you!

San Diego Gas & Electric Company Southern California Edison

BC Hydro Itron, Inc. Sacramento Municipal Utility District The Energy Foundation

Bonneville Power Administration
Conzerv Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Direct Energy Marketing Limited
European Building Automation Controls Association (EU.BAC)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Nexant, Inc.
North American Energy Standards Board
Ontario Power Authority
Quantec, LLC
Quantum Energy Services & Technologies, Inc.
SGS-CSTC Standards
Technical Services Co., Ltd.
Summit Blue Consulting, LLC
Taiwan Green Productivity Foundation (TGPF)
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)