Environmental Interface Limited

Industry Leader in the Measurement of Energy Savings

John Cowan’s experience in measuring energy savings gives him excellent background to volunteer his services in two industry efforts:

  • American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) developed its Guideline 14 (Measurement of Energy and Demand Savings) from 1992 to 2002. John was active on this committee and is once again on the 2008 committee updating it.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP - now owned by the Efficiency Valuation Organization) was first prepared in 1996. John chaired or co-chaired the committee responsible for the 2002 and 2007 editions. During this period, DOE and EVO hired John for his knowledge and writing ability to act as technical editor for the 2002 and 2007 editions.

He is currently preparing a pocket guide to measuring energy savings for the Canadian Electrical Association Technologies Inc.

Recognized as an authority on the measurement of energy savings, John has accepted invitations to train over 400 people on M&V, and to speak publicly in Toronto, Capetown, New Delhi, Milan and Washington DC.

Since June of 2007 John has been Chair of the volunteer board of the Efficiency Valuation Organization. EVO’s mission is “to develop and promote the use of standardized protocols, methods and tools to quantify and manage the performance risks and benefits associated with end-use energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency business transactions.”