International energy efficiency financing protocol (IEEFP) available



Washington, DC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — November 20, 2009 – The Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO), creator of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP), has released its International Energy Efficiency Financing Protocol (IEEFP) to the general public.

The IEEFP, which is now available for free download on EVO’s website, provides guidelines for local financing institutions (LFIs) around the world to evaluate and finance energy efficiency and savings-based renewable projects (ESPs). The document summarizes and globalizes the IEEFP bank training program created and conducted in Mexico. It is designed to make LFI personnel aware of commonly-used materials and procedures to help them realize the value of financing ESPs to their customers, the economy, the environment and their own financial institutions.

EVO also has published an amended edition of its 2007 IPMVP Volume I (Concepts and Options for Determining Energy and Water Savings). The new 2009 edition is re-structured to add an appendix with US- and France-specific references, and to allow for the addition of other region-specific materials. The US references were moved from the 2007 main document into the appendix, while the France materials are new. This modification invites local customization of the IPMVP and demonstrates EVO’s interest in making it reflect local differences or special local resources.

The 2009 IPMVP is now available for EVO subscribers and will be available to the general public in mid-March 2010.

The IPMVP, which is updated regularly as part of EVO’s continual effort to reflect best practices, has been translated into 11 languages and is used in more than 40 countries.