Efficiency Direct was approached to assist a client who required a reliable, energy monitoring and reporting package.
The client asked for our help after being dissatisfied with their existing monitoring and targeting (M&T) provider. The client was experiencing regular loss of consumption data from their M&T provider, meaning that their business utility consumption figures were inaccurate. The business turned to Efficiency Direct for a company they could rely on.
The client who has offices in London, Manchester and Leeds opted for an energy monitoring and targeting package which included receiving monthly energy reports detailing electrical and gas consumption.
The energy report for the London offices includes a summary of the total monthly electrical consumption, which also details the highest day of consumption for that month.
The London office has a sub metering system installed, with electrical sub meters on each of the 7 floors, including the tenanted floors. Therefore the report also breaks down the consumption by floor and tenant so it is possible to see how much energy is being consumed on each floor of the building and by each individual tenant supply.
The client also requested that we send a copy of the energy report to each individual tenant within the London building so that they can monitor their own usage. This also forms part of the bussiness’s energy awareness campaign, whereby, if the tenants are aware of their energy spend, they are more likely to make an effort to reduce it.
The London and Leeds site’s energy reports also contain business gas consumption analysis. As part of the gas analysis, we include a heating degree day analysis within the report. This heating degree day analysis compares gas consumption data (in kWh) to the outside ambient air temperature (number of degree days). Analysis is carried out to verify whether the correlation shows efficient building control.
For example, if the building is being controlled efficiently, it will use minimal gas during the summer months.
By constantly monitoring the buildings electrical and gas supplies, it has been possible to monitor improvements in efficiency and calculate the savings made.