Rising energy costs continue to pressure operators of commercial facilities to leave "no stone unturned" in finding ways to reduce operating expenses. Users have turned to submetering to identify when and where energy is used in order to implement energy conservation measures and programs.
The type of energy data needed by today's sophisticated facility manager is well beyond the capability of the master utility meter at the main service entrance.
Submeters provide detailed and accurate interval data snapshots of energy use and demand from enterprise level all the way down to a specific circuit or piece of equipment.
The use of meters and submetering systems provide the energy information necessary for accurate and reliable:
• Load Profiling & Benchmarking
• Tenant Cost Allocation & Billing
• Measurement & Verification
• Energy Conservation & Cost Reduction
• Green Building Initiatives & Government Mandates
At the enterprise level, submeters help facility managers track everything from common area usage and HVAC system performance to monitoring after-hours energy usage for recovering and allocating costs back to the using tenant.
From the tenant's perspective, submeters eliminate problems associated with arbitrary ratio-based measures like square-footage that favor high-volume users over low-use tenants. Tenants are also able to benefit financially from any energy conservation practices they implement.
No two tenants use energy the same way. Metering allows building owners to monitor each tenant individually and generate energy statements based on their actual energy use. This increases tenant satisfaction because they are only accountable for the energy use they use, while the building manager benefits by recovering all tenant energy costs.
Data Center Monitoring
As technology advances, energy requirements increase. Computer servers, A/C units, UPS systems, etc. are all energy intensive equipment that is integral to a business's success. Businesses are now monitoring energy consumption in these departments for energy allocation as well as equipment maintenance to ensure that their data is secure and systems are functional.
Common Area Management
Elevators, HVAC, parking lot lighting and common area lighting all have an effect on a building's overall energy budget. Building owners can now accurately monitor these areas to gain insight on common area usage allowing for accurate allocation of costs to tenants.
Monitor After-Hours Energy Usage
Many businesses operate longer than the standard 9-5 workday. To better manage after-hours energy usage businesses utilize meters to record energy used over and above the lease allotment. This allows energy costs to be allocated back to specific departments or users for overtime usage.
As budgets become more constrained, it is important to avoid costly equipment replacement. Submeters can be installed on key pieces of equipment to identify potential failures before the equipment goes down, thus avoiding costly and unexpected downtime and related expenses.
Following are E-Mon metering products that will support your energy management goals:
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Who Uses E-Mon D-Mon?
Customers who rely on E-Mon D-Mon energy monitoring products for their facility include:
• Canal Place
• CB Richard Ellis
• Edison Properties
• Fed Ex
• Richland Tower
• Wall Street Tower
• Wells Fargo Bank
Data Centers/Server Farms
• Exxon/Mobil Wolrd Data Center
• Restone Arsenal
• Comerica Michigan
• 365 Main Inc.
• Management Science Associates
• Merrill Lynch
• Network Appliance
• Federal Reserve
Stores & Shopping Centers
• Dole Cannery
• Pier 1 Imports
• Tanforan Mall
• Denver Convention Center
• Ravens Stadium
• Universal Studios
• Ritz-Carlton Hotel
• W Hotel & Condos
• Westin Hotels
Energy Management Research
The following documents will assist in specifying a metering solution for your facility:
- • Energize Your Conservation & Energy Efficiency Measures with Submeters: Innovations in Green Technologies
• Electric Submeters Help Phoenix Facility Managers Save Energy & Lower Costs
• Submetering for Improved Building Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Performance
• Leveraging Submetering for Building Management System Integration
• Integrating Metering with Building Management Systems for Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings