Non-Routine Events and Adjustments

Non-routine events refer to occurrences that deviate from the normal or expected pattern of energy usage in a building or facility. These events can have a significant impact on energy consumption and can make it difficult to accurately measure and verify energy savings. Examples of non-routine events include changes in occupancy or production levels, equipment malfunctions, and extreme weather conditions.

In order to accurately measure and verify energy savings, it is important to account for non-routine events. One approach is to use statistical methods to identify and adjust for non-routine events. This can involve analyzing energy data over a long period of time to identify patterns and trends, and then using this information to adjust for non-routine events.

Another approach is to use metering and monitoring systems that can detect and adjust for non-routine events in real-time. These systems can use sensors and other data inputs to detect changes in energy usage, and then automatically adjust the energy consumption data to account for these events.

In order to write a blog post about non-routine events in relation to measurement and verification, one could start by defining what non-routine events are and providing examples of such events. Then, the post could discuss the challenges that non-routine events can pose for measurement and verification, and explain how statistical methods and metering and monitoring systems can be used to account for these events. Finally, the post could provide some practical tips for building and facility managers on how to effectively measure and verify energy savings in the presence of non-routine events.