February 4, 2022
Kurt Foley passes certified measurement and verification professional exam
Kurt Foley, the newest energy specialist with the Kansas Energy Program at K-State Engineering Extension, recently passed the exam required to become a certified measurement and verification professional. The exam is administered through the Association of Energy Engineers.
A certification measures and verifies energy usage and energy requirements of building systems, industrial processes, parts of a building, or throughout an entire building or facility. They develop metrics so that energy usage is measured, savings are verified, and investment in energy, water, demand management, retrofit and renewable energy projects can be evaluated and prioritized. By obtaining the certified measurement and verification professional designation, candidates gain industry and peer recognition by demonstrating their understanding of measurement and verification, and more specifically, the essential concepts of the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol.
The protocol, first established by the U.S. Department of Energy, has become the internationally recognized protocol for performance measurement and verification. The protocol guidelines, built with the help of organizations from 16 countries and hundreds of individual experts from 25 nations, provide a consistent, reliable approach to measurement and verification around the world.
Foley first joined the Kansas Energy Program in November 2019 as a student working on a Master of Science in environmental policy and management, along with a graduate certificate in energy and sustainability. In June 2020, he became a full-time employee. In this short time, he has passed both the certified energy manager exam and now the certified measurement and verification professional.
"In two years, Kurt has proven himself to be an incredible asset to the Kansas Energy Program," said David Carter, director of the Kansas Energy Program. "These exams are incredibly difficult, and to achieve two of these credentials in consecutive years is phenomenal."
With the successful completion of the certified measurement and verification professional exam, Foley becomes the third member of the Kansas Energy Program to pass the exam and joins more than 4,500 Association of Energy Engineers energy professionals.
The credential is an integral part of the Kansas Energy Program. The program works with energy professionals in various energy-related topics. Sharing this widely recognized credential with these energy professionals brings a degree of trust and confidence in the services the program provides.