Commercial Installation Field Data Specification Working Group

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The Commercial Installation Field Data Specification Working Group is tasked with developing a standardized field data specification for HVAC installation and maintenance programs. This specification will be used to define and standardize field data collected by program contractors, tracked by program implementers and used by program evaluators. Field measurements formalized under this specification are intended to be used for program accomplishment progress and tracking, program impact evaluation, and customer savings calculations. The specification is an important first step toward the development of a standardized approach for establishing field performance measurement protocols to score the level of performance achieved by an installed HVAC system."

This working group reports to the Commercial Installation Committee. The CQI Committee reports to the Executive Committee. To see the complete WHPA organization chart, click here.

Pete Jacobs
(BuildingMetrics, Inc.) is the Chair of this Working Group.

The CQI Standardized Field Data Spec and Performance Evaluation Method Working Group is currently recruiting.

2017 SMART Goal Topics

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  1. Launch 2017 Working Group and Develop 2017 Implementation Plan.

  2. Complete and approve a specification to measure and score the performance of installed commercial maintenance and residential installation HVAC systems by 4/30/17.

  3. Develop formulae and calculations required to quantify a system’s efficiency sufficiently to allow accurate projection of annual energy usage.

  4. Develop simple test protocols and procedures to support an HVAC system performance assessment process that could be effectively utilized by HVAC and EM&V professionals in the field to measure and score the performance of installed HVAC systems.

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Work Product

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The WHPA Executive Committee requested this working group develop a standardized field data specification for HVAC installation and maintenance programs. This specification will be used to define and standardize field data collected by program contractors, tracked by program implementers and used by program evaluators.

View work product: CQI Standardized Field Data Specification for Commercial HVAC Installation
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