Energy monitoring systems help drive down costs and achieve significant savings for public sector buildings
Building energy monitoring systems deployed across public sector buildings have managed to help local authorities in Michigan, the US, achieve major savings on their energy bills, a news report can reveal.
Six projects by local units of government, public schools and colleges have made $39.5 million in cumulative energy efficiency investments that will save nearly $2.1 million a year in energy costs.
Under energy performance contracts, various efficiency projects are paid for through avoided energy costs. These projects include HVAC upgrades, energy-monitoring devices, lighting and weatherproofing.
Also, project savings can be bundled. Whereas replacing a roof may be expensive with fewer energy savings, that can be offset with a better return on investment, such as lighting upgrades.
However, in order to ascertain the savings, organizations have to install and monitor environmental and energy monitoring systems, capable of providing very accurate consumption data.
HeatingSave Building Energy Monitoring Systems – mission critical components for any solid energy management plan
The HeatingSave Building Energy Monitor is a wireless management system that collects information from sensors placed in a building. It is unobtrusive and causes minimal disruption during installation. The system collects internal and external temperature data, along with information on how the heating system works and details of energy use. It also monitors the way a building is used in terms of its occupancy and the occupants’ activities and lifestyles.
Using a password protected standard WiFi connection, sensors can quickly be set up to review and quantitatively analyse the data with user-friendly software graphics, via a laptop, PC, mobile phone or tablet-based device.
A cable connection to the building router also enables data to be uploaded to HeatingSave’s cloud storage servers, where it can be analysed by sophisticated software. This provides a clear understanding of the real impact of energy efficiency measures, for example through pre-installation analysis and post-installation monitoring.
Building owners can access their energy usage details online to help them manage energy use more efficiently. This information is presented using a dashboard system that provides consolidated and drill down views of the energy use data.
If you’d like to find out more about the HeatingSave Building Energy Monitor and just how easily it can be deployed within any home, just contact us, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any of your questions and queries.