Identifying Where to Focus Time and Money on Educational Campuses
Modern educational facilities are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to improve the learning environment with computers at every desk, sophisticated A/V equipment and a proliferation of personal smart devices. These devices and systems consume vast amounts of energy. With escalating utility costs, energy metering and monitoring provides a prime opportunity for substantial savings on campuses.
Government agencies, K-12 schools and privately-owned facilities typically receive utility bills showing individual building energy use. However, colleges and universities with multiple buildings have traditionally found this is not a cost-effective solution for campus-wide energy data collection. With the volatility of energy costs and supplies, many school administrators and facility managers might find themselves re-evaluating the cost/benefits of submetering.
Identifying and correcting system inefficiencies and equipment problems using data provided by submeters can result in significant savings. Submeters provide the required data for energy and facility managers to understand where to focus their time and money.
Submetering to Focus Time and Money on Educational Campuses
Installing a VerifEye™ submetering system provides visibility into downstream energy usage for improved energy efficiency and equitable cost distribution. Identifying and correcting system inefficiencies and equipment problems using data provided by submeters can result in significant savings. Submeters provide the required data for energy and facility managers to identify problem areas and understand where to focus their time and money.
VerifEye provides the right products to allow energy submetering from the whole building down to individual branch circuits on a single platform campus wide. Collected data can be sent to multiple stakeholders including energy monitoring software, EMS/ BMS, dorm competition dashboards, ESCOs, etc.
The VerifEye Advantage
In the next part of our series, we’ll explore the benefits of submetering in industrial manufacturing plants.
For more information on VerifEye Submetering Solutions, visit www.leviton.com/verifeye or view our ezLearn course on “Submetering Applications: How to Put It All Together with VerifEye”.