Installing building energy monitoring and management systems at construction stage helps create sustainable, efficient homes

Deploying building energy monitoring and management systems within new-build dwellings can help developers create sustainable, efficient homes at a lower overall cost.

A recent example of such an initiative comes South Yorkshire, where developers Avant Homes are set to build 62 sustainable and energy-efficient new properties on a 12.2-acre development, with the first homes expected to be ready for occupation by February 2018.

The Yorkshire housebuilder will construct a mixture of two and three-bedroom semi-detached, four-bedroom townhouses and a range of four and five-bedroom detached properties.

The homes planned for the development will have a particular focus on sustainability and energy efficiency, with each home set to be ‘A’ rated for energy.

A range of techniques will be employed to increase the sustainability of the homes, reduce carbon emissions, as well as providing environmental and ecological benefits.

Solar panels will also be installed at the development to boost renewable energy creation.
Every property will source 20% of its required energy via the solar panels and each home will be fitted with latest-generation heating controls and energy monitoring options, ‘A’ rated white goods and smart meters to promote energy efficiency.

HeatingSave Building Energy Monitoring and Management Systems – the perfect solutions to monitor and control energy within your dwelling

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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