Building energy monitoring – a mission-critical component of any energy management plan

Building energy monitoring systems (or energy monitoring modules implemented within building management systems – BMS’) should be considered mission-critical components for any energy management plan, as they can provide accurate insights into what, where, why and how the energy is used, as well as determine whether the measures implemented as part of the plan are actually working or not (pre and post-installation monitoring).

The constant rises in energy costs, concerns over resilient energy supplies, and statutory obligations connected to emissions and climate change policies are constantly challenging facilities managers across the country.

Many of the problems mentioned above can be potentially sorted out by drawing up an energy management plan, which will thoroughly consider the specific requirements of the building and people using it, create the policies and processes aimed at reducing overall energy use while still meeting the aforementioned requirements and ensure that there are properly implemented and followed up.

More often than not, putting in a new building energy management system (BMS) is central to this plan, but will it actually help costs? Well, if the correct policies are enforced, the answer would be yes, but how will an energy/facilities manager be able to prove it?

This is exactly where energy and environmental monitoring systems can help.

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.

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