Energy monitoring enables the tracking, recording, and visualization of energy consumed by your facility or portfolio of facilities. Monitoring is typically performed at an aggregate building level for either electricity, natural gas, or both. Submeters can be installed to provide detailed insight into your usage patterns at a component level. While monitoring itself does not provide instant energy savings, it provides measurements and insights into building operations that can be used to identify valuable upgrades. If you’re excessively heating, cooling, or lighting unoccupied floors or zones in your building, you’re needlessly running up your energy bill—and there’s no better way to identify this waste than with energy monitoring.
Energy monitoring is also used for planning and budgeting purposes. By tracking historical energy usage, you can develop forward-looking budgets for annual energy consumption and cost. Now consider pursuing an energy efficiency upgrade, with energy monitoring you have the ability to calculate your return on investment and seek additional funding for further improvements. Additionally, our monitoring visualization tools have the ability to normalize your energy usage against weather, removing the ambiguity of outdoor temperature dependencies and identifying your true rate of return.