The MEASURES Project
Measuring Efficient Approaches for State Uniformity and Reduced Emissions Standards
During 2015 and 2016, the states of Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia and other team partners* undertook a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to enable policy makers, regulators and others to taken advantage of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency by helping to translate the energy savings achieved through Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) into associated emissions reductions for a variety of air pollutants.
Project outcomes include increasing the value, visibility and utility of ESPC investments which could lead to an eventual increase in ESPC projects at state and local government facilities. That higher penetration level should follow from statewide emphases on these strategies to meet not only existing state goals to reduce energy consumption, but also as key components in future carbon emission reduction efforts. Examples of resource tools developed for use by other states include An Emissions Reduction Calculation Roadmap, A Registry for Energy Savings from Energy Efficient Programs and Practices, Suggested Enhancements of eProject Builder, and Recommended ESPC M&V Principles Development.
The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA)’s role in the MEASURES Project included outreach and project promotion, so it is hosting the MEASURES website where the project deliverables and reports are available for download.
* Team partners included the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME); the Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence (DEDI); the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA); the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA); the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO); the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO); the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA); and Clean Energy Solutions, Inc. (CESI).