Leverage Your Existing Building Control System With Submetering
Leverage your existing building control system with submetering
Submetering is the use of meters to measure, in real time, the usage of resources such as hydro, gas and water. Data can be collected on individual equipment or groups of equipment. Large amounts of granular data are collected and analysed to inform decision making by building owners and managers.
Integrating a network of sub meters extends the performance of the building automation system by providing information that just isn’t available from standard utility meters. It presents a major opportunity for building owners and managers to leverage the power of existing building control systems with limited additional investment.
Common applications of submetering are:
- Accurately measure usage and allocate costs to departments or tenants;
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of upgrades, accurately calculate ROI and payback periods;
- Compare usage with other similar facilities or a benchmark and identify/prioritize areas for future upgrades;
- Identify maintenance issues even earlier and prevent significant down time;
- Accurately identify where energy or other resources such as water are being wasted so that the building systems can be made more efficient.
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