Building Performance Measurement

In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter

The following resources were suggested by the program presenter, Mark Stetz:

LEED certified buildings are promoted as energy-efficient, but how are energy savings determined in operating buildings? USGBC made changes to LEED 3.0 that place additional emphasis on energy-efficiency and actual building performance. New minimum program requirements require sharing energy use information with USGBC; additional requirements are being considered. This Building Performance Measurement class presents the basics of building performance measurement and why it is important to buildings designers and owners. This class covers:

  • Updates to LEED 3.0 and the new Minimum Program Requirements
  • USGBC’s current Building Performance Initiative
  • Measuring building energy use and comparing to other buildings
  • Introduction to IPMVP principles referenced in EA c5 (BD&C)
  • Methods to earn EA c5 (BD&C) / EA-c6 (EBOM)
  • Introduction to EPA’s Portfolio Manager
  • Methods to calculate energy savings and emissions reductions


  • Understand how measurement and verification contribute to successful building operation.
  • Understand what drives energy use and why simple utility bill comparisons are not reliable.
  • Understand why baseline adjustments are important.
  • Understand concepts of IPMVP and how to apply them to LEED projects.
  • Understand what Portfolio Manager is and what it can do.

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Stetz, P.E.
Mr. Stetz has over 15 years of experience in the building energy efficiency and measurement & verification field, has contributed to the IPMVP and FEMP M&V Guidelines, and serves on USGBC’s Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory group.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
5:30 – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30- Presentation

1901 Chouteau, St. Louis, MO 63103

Free for USGBC-STL members and full-time students;
$20.00 for Non-Members

Click here to visit our NEW Event Registration page, then click the “Register” button under the Building Performance Measurement event.  You will be prompted to enter your email address.  The registration system will automatically recognize current USGBC-STL Members, allowing members to register for free.  Pending New and Lapsed members should contact USGBC-STL staff directly to register.

CMP_3This course is approved for:

1 LEED-Specific GBCI CE Hour (scroll down for reporting details)

1.25 AIA CES Learning Units

Certificates of Attendance will be available at the event.
AIA members, please be prepared to sign in with your AIA number.

Thanks to our Program Sponsors!

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CxE Group LLC

LEED-Specific GBCI CE Hour Reporting Category:

Accreditation / Category
LEED Green Associate / IV. Project Systems and Energy Impacts, A. Environmental Concerns
LEED AP O&M / III. Project Systems and Energy Impacts, F: Energy Performance Measurement
LEED AP BD&C / III. Project Systems and Energy Impacts, B: Energy Performance Measurement

**An in-depth, half-day Measuring Building Performance workshop will be taught by Mark Stetz at Greenbuild 2010 on Friday afternoon 11/19/10.  For more information, see course number EP03 on the Greenbuild website, or visit**

Water will be provided in large containers. Please help to reduce the environmental impact of USGBC-STL Programs by bringing your own refillable water bottle.

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