The Project Developer is responsible for developing a project based on sound engineering principles and best practices, utilising industry standard approaches for the development of each component of the project. The ICP PDS describes the general best practices associated with each of these elements and the resources with which each team member should be familiar. This is necessary so that the methods and results adhere to current industry standards and protocols and follow guidelines that are well established in the industry.
The ICP Project Development Specification provides a solid foundation upon which a Quality Assurance Provider can benchmark and verify compliance with the intent of each required element in the ICP Protocols. Quality assurance conducted by a Quality Assurance Provider includes an independent review of projects, especially in the areas of a project that represent the greatest level of potential uncertainty and risk. The Quality Assurance effort should be collaborative and Quality Assurance Providers are encouraged to work with Project Developers to resolve issues, compromise when necessary, and to develop a financially sound investment built on strong engineering, conservative assumptions and proven best practices.
The Project Development Specification brings all of the details of an energy efficiency project into focus, providing a clear direction to the team with regards to requirements, tools, expectations, and quality management. This new resource can be found on ICP Europe website, following this link.