A contractor should know what measurement and verification (M&V) means to you. You need to clearly see how you stand at the beginning of your project as well as at the end. M&V demonstrates the value of energy-efficient lighting by providing accurate and transparent data that explain our methods and performance. Here are some challenges we have discovered that our partners have experienced, before working with RTS.
Vague or lack of quality documentation creates client frustration.
Insufficient sampling sizes.
This sets you up for failure. Your values could be high or low making it impossible to provide any type of guarantee.
Testing equipment not properly certified.
This could result in incorrect data and non-compliance with protocols.
You may have to payout on your guarantee, or you could lose to your competition, because they handled M&V more accurately.
While your guarantee might be based on M&V results, your reputation always is. You want to make sure that your selected contractor has well-credentialed professionals with all key certifications from the right organizations: CMVP, IPMVP, FEMP, NFPA, OSHA. You need to be able to trust them to get it right.