As the world’s only organization solely focused on the measurement and verification of energy savings, providing access to this service fits perfectly well in EVO’s mission to ensure that the savings and impact of energy efficiency and sustainability projects are accurately measured and verified.
Why an advanced M&V testing portal?
Many stakeholders in the measurement and verification (M&V) industry are using a software tool or method for advanced M&V on a project. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) developed a test procedure to answer the following questions: how accurate is the tool, and how does it compare to other similar tools?
What does the portal do?
The testing service gives a general sense of accuracy for a given tool and also lets you compare one tool/method to another. This testing service is founded upon a consistent methodology and industry-accepted performance metrics for M&V 2.0 software tools.
This service derives baseline model accuracy results using a standard procedure and dataset. This service is intended to compare models using a large building dataset. This is a platform that can be used to benchmark tools against one another.
The dataset contains electricity load data from 367 buildings from different regions in North America. It contains one year of hourly electric load data and outside air temperature that can be used for training the model and one year of time and outside air temperature that can be used for predicting electric load.
More information about tool testing can be found at the following publication:
How much does the service cost?
After many months of development work, Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO) is taking that procedure to market by offering an online testing service. Moving academia and R&D work to the market requires significant investments. At this time, and for an undetermined period, EVO decided to allow free access to qualified users. EVO is currently developing an access policy which will be posted here in the next few weeks.
To qualify as a portal user, complete the application procedure by clicking on the “Apply for a New Account” button at the top of this page. EVO staff will review your application and will get back to you within 72 hours to activate your account.
Are there any conditions for the use of this portal?
By requesting and creating an account on this portal and by using this portal, you agree to be bound by all terms and conditions written in here. Please read the terms and conditions carefully. If you do not agree to any of the terms and conditions, you must not use the site.
* This table includes both public and private model submissions. Identifying information has been hidden for private submissions.
|Model Name||Test Date/Time|
|LBNL TOWT||April 17, 2019, 10:05 p.m.|
|Model 61||May 6, 2019, 5:31 p.m.|
|Model 70||May 8, 2019, 10:28 a.m.|
|Model 81||May 9, 2019, 6:09 p.m.|
|Model 83||May 10, 2019, 5:38 p.m.|
|Model 84||May 11, 2019, 10:48 a.m.|
|CalTRACK 2.0||June 28, 2019, 12:51 a.m.|
|CalTRACK Issue #117||July 20, 2019, midnight|
|Gridium||Aug. 2, 2019, 12:39 a.m.|
|Model 108||Aug. 15, 2019, 3:16 a.m.|
|Model 110||Aug. 18, 2019, 7:08 p.m.|
|Model 112||Aug. 20, 2019, 6:19 p.m.|
|Model 119||Aug. 27, 2019, 11:44 p.m.|
|Model 125||Sept. 3, 2019, 6:19 p.m.|
|Model 128||Sept. 9, 2019, 2:57 p.m.|
|Model 134||Sept. 17, 2019, 8:22 p.m.|
|GBM||Sept. 19, 2019, 11:23 a.m.|
|Model 145||Oct. 8, 2019, 2:39 p.m.|
|Model 151||Oct. 31, 2019, 9:16 a.m.|
|Model 152||Oct. 31, 2019, 9:16 a.m.|
|Model 153||Nov. 1, 2019, 9:29 a.m.|