- What is / should be involved with quality assurance, as it is applied to the development of an energy efficiency project?
There was also discussion regarding whether the review (or project development process) should only allow specific ranges for inputs (assumptions), and what resources were available to assist with this effort. The only resources to support this topic that the group was aware of included the NYSERDA MPP Simulation Guidelines (specific to modeling Multifamily buildings), and COMNET's Commercial Buildings Energy Modeling Guidelines and Procedures (still under development).
- What skills, experience, and credentials should a quality assurance provider have?
- What responsibility does the project development team and quality assurance provider have?
The Quality Assurance Provider is responsible for reviewing a documentation package and project submission for completion and adherence to the ICP protocols, and to ensure that best practices were followed, appropriate and realistic assumptions were used, and that savings estimates appear reasonable.
Our next Technical Forum call to continue these discussions will be held in January (date and time TBD). We hope you will join the discussion! In the meantime, feel free to send your thoughts on any of these topics to Tracy Phillips at email@example.com.