This was the seventh in our series of annual professional development events for all those interested in the measurement and verification of energy savings. Presented remotely as a series of two-hour sessions, MAVCON22 was spread over five successive Wednesday afternoons starting on 12 October, with sessions between 15:00 and 17:00 (UK time) to accommodate international visitors.
The programme for 2022 has a strong ‘zero carbon’ flavour:
12 October: the IPMVP Renewables Application Guide, presented by Phil Combs PMVA CMVP. Phil is leading the first update to the Guide since 2017. As well as explaining the process he sought input from participants;
19 October: Science-based Targets Initiative: Philip Wanless talked about verifying progress towards net zero against SBTi protocol targets, with a case study presented by an end user, Katherine Mills of Story Contracting;
26 October: Verifying energy savings for government tax incentives in South Africa. Simmie Reddy and colleagues explaines how the country’s carbon tax incentive scheme operates;
2 November: Two talks on digital twinning, one from Andy Doherty of DCO Systems concerning industrial process plant and the other from Ian Pyburn of IES, concerning control-strategy optimisation in a large building ;
9 November: The Scottish Zero-Carbon Public Buildings Standard. Jamie Goth outlined the Standard and explained the programme’s verification framework
Each event in the series typically comprised an introduction, main talk, discussion in small breakout groups, and a plenary question-and-answer session.