Developing Consistency in EM&V Approaches for Performance Contracting

The MEASURES Project

(Measuring Efficient Approaches for State Uniformity and Reduced Emissions Standards)

Project Overview

To enable policy makers, regulators and others to take advantage of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, the states of Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia undertook a project to help translate the energy savings achieved through energy savings performance contracting into associated emissions reductions for a variety of air pollutants.

Desired outcomes include increasing the value, visibility and utility of ESPC investments, which may result in an eventual increase in penetration levels in the state and local government sectors. That higher penetration level should follow from statewide emphases on these strategies to meet not only existing goals in the states to reduce energy consumption, but also as key components in any future carbon reduction efforts.

Project Achievements and Status

The project team produced the following resources to support the project objectives.


For More Information

Contact Al Christopher, Director, Division of Energy, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy at

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:  The information, data, or work presented herein was funded in part by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy, under Award Number DE-EE0006891.

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