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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Verify savings achieved through an energy audit and implementation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
337163  Verify savings achieved through an energy audit and implementation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Engineering 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Engineering, Construction and Energy Sectors.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Understand the measurement and verification process.
  • Develop a statistical basis for the measurement and verification process.
  • Apply the framework for measurement and verification.
  • Conduct measurement and verification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • A working knowledge of the South African Building Code. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Verification refers to but is not limited to:
  • Identify the key concepts involved in savings verification.
  • Define the kinds of data required for energy performance analysis and analyze energy consumption as a function of degree-days utilizing the Cumulative Sum Chart technique.
  • Define the fundamental relationship for determining savings for a given Enterprise Content Management.
  • Account for Enterprise Content Management complexity on the savings verification planning process.
  • Describe the elements of a verification plan.
  • Describe and select from the four methods of savings verification.
  • Identify the data and information required to define base year conditions.
  • Describe techniques for developing an energy performance model.
  • Apply non-routine adjustments to the base year conditions.
  • Define commonly used measures of uncertainty and make judgments regarding tolerable levels of uncertainty. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret the measurement and verification process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The measurement and verification process is explained and applied in terms of the Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Energy savings are explained according to applicable measurement and verification process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Options applicable in energy savings are outlined in terms of measurement and verification process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develop a statistical basis for the measurement and verification process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Energy use is explained and calculated in terms of relevant variables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Facility performance is monitored in terms of the CUSUM analysis technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Cumulative Sum Chart graph is analysed and interpreted in accordance with data and pattern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The baseline is determined on the basis of energy consumption data and independent variable data. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the framework for measurement and verification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The measurement and verification flow chart is applied in terms of the measurement and verification process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The measurement and verification planning template is applied in terms of the government energy management retrofit projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The measurement and verification option selection decision model is understood and the correct option is selected in terms of the best application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The responsibility matrix worksheet is understood and completed correctly in terms of the financial risks and management strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct measurement and verification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measurement and verification is conducted in terms of base year data and conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurement and verification is conducted in terms of the hierarchy of available energy use data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement and verification is conducted in terms of computing savings, using the performance model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measurement and verification is conducted in terms of non-routine adjustments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Measurement and verification is conducted in terms of uncertainty in verification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Measurement and verification is conducted in terms of measurement issues. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Measurement and verification is conducted in terms of cost saving and emission reduction. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An understanding of energy auditing principles.
  • An understanding of load profiles, energy use profiles and maximum demand.
  • An understanding of building services. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identify potential barriers and practical problems and solve them to enable the energy audit to be carried out. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself:
  • Understand and manage the energy audit process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate:
  • Describe how energy management opportunities can be carried out. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology:
  • Identify, design and implement technology solutions for energy efficiency. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand the global impact of the efficient use of energy in terms emission mitigation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:

    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • OSH Act.
  • SANS standards and codes.
  • South African Building Code.
  • Specifications, agreements, policies and procedures of the relevant organisation.
  • User manuals supplied by manufacturers. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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