Measurement and verification are essential to developing and maintaining efficiency plans. It’s not just about proving that a plan works. It’s about understanding where the best returns on investment are actually coming from, and optimizing the allocation of resources.
Essential to any saving analysis is a clear and measurable framework for expected performance improvements. This means establishing a benchmark, not just evaluating performance after implementation. Technology allows for unprecedented simplification of benchmarking with cloud-based platforms make managing energy and sustainability programs more more proactive and nuanced than in the past.
This usually means comparing actual energy use after project or measure has been implemented with the best estimate of the likely energy use that would have occurred in the absence of that project or measure. But particular data measurement plans should be carefuly selected for each circumstance, and periodic audits and performed to validate measurements.
Easier sustainability reporting
Automated utility data for water, waste, recycling and Co2 emissions allow for streamlined data analysis and reporting.
Automated reports and dashboards allow for facility comparisons, peak demand identification, and weather overlay. It also allows for quick identification of rogue energy or water usage with up to 1-minute interval data, automated an anomaly detection and alerts.