Value of Energy Data for Building Owners

Commercial and industrial buildings in the United States consume a tremendous amount of electrical energy each year. Approximately 30% of all energy consumed by these buildings and facilities is wasted equating to $120 billion in waste.

One of the biggest challenges facing building owners is understanding how energy is used in their facilities as most owner only have access to their monthly bill from the utility provider. This data only provides owners with one big picture, which, while helpful, does not provide the level detail required to efficiently manager energy usage within a facility.

Commercial buildings use electrical energy in many ways:

  • Indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Elevators, escalators and other moving conveyances
  • Appliances and other plug load types (computers, printers, and other business equipment)
  • Hot water heating
  • Other process or miscellaneous loads, such as kitchen and laundry facilities

Understanding how these building systems use energy and how they interact from an energy perspective is extremely valuable information. More importantly, understanding where in the facility and when these systems use energy is critical to managing energy costs.


Leviton VerifEye™ Submetering Solutions Provides Tools for Strategic Energy Management

VerifEye Submetering Solutions deliver a comprehensive line of leading-edge submetering solutions, communication products and software solutions to help building owners and facility managers manage costs and conserve energy. This scalable, seamless solution enables smart metering for a variety applications from multi-tenant commercial and residential buildings to heavy industrial. Add VerifEye Building Manager Online (BMO) 3.0 software to the solution for a complete end-to-end metering system.

Building owners and managers can minimize usage of electric, water, gas and other utilities for long-term cost savings. Organizations that monitor and manage energy usage are better able to compete, to achieve real savings, and to meet code compliance and building efficiency standards such as California Title 24, Part 6 and Washington State, City of Seattle and City New York submetering.

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