Making buildings more energy efficient is key to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. And it needs to become an immediate priority if we’re serious about protecting the environment for future generations.
Real-time energy monitoring is the best way to track and control your consumption and reduce your carbon footprint.
There’s often a real lack of visibility about what energy is actually being used for. Companies receive energy bills at the end of each month without understanding why and how this energy has been used. Energy is often inadvertently wasted, especially when spaces are empty.
We use a range of battery-powered and wired sensors to track the power running through your cables. This allows you to monitor usage trends from an individual device, to a floor, to an entire building. And this makes sure you have a complete understanding of consumption so that you can start to develop action plans for improving your efficiency. You can also analyse energy data along with occupancy and environmental data to identify good opportunities for reducing your consumption. It’s simple to set alerting thresholds when energy usage exceeds expected levels so that you can get any issues sorted quickly.
Our solution in action: Manchester Metropolitan University
We deployed our real-time energy monitoring solution at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). By connecting to the building management system (BMS), we were able to pull data from the energy meters in the Business School. We also deployed footfall counters, so that occupancy data could be overlaid against energy data.
MMU was immediately able to see that a high amount of energy was being used irrespective of the occupancy levels. On the back of this data, they decided to reduce operational hours and stagger BMS settings in line with footfall. This quickly helped them to significantly reduce their carbon emissions and make their space more sustainable.