NESP: Methods, Tools and Resources Handbook
Read the handbook which provides technical information on how benefits and costs of DER investments can be quantified (monetized or otherwise), with links to resources and tools.
The 250+ page Methods, Tools and Resources Handbook for Quantifying DER Impacts for Benefit-cost Analysis (“MTR handbook”) serves as a companion document to the 2020 National Standard Practice Manual (NSPM).
While the NSPM provides guidance on identifying what benefits and costs should be accounted for in a jurisdiction’s primary cost-effectiveness test, the MTR handbook provides technical information on how benefits and costs of DER investments can be quantified (monetized or otherwise), with links to resources and tools.
View MTR Handbook Online
In this episode of the BERcast, guest speaker Xavier Walter from BPA talks with BER's Chris McTaggart and Sandy Gallo about the opportunities in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for building performance professionals in the industry.
This introductory course, presented in slideshow format, is designed to be a starting point for those interested in any career in residential energy efficiency. The course provides learners with basic information on how homes work through the lens of building science.