Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can't measure something, you can't understand it. If you can't understand it, you can't control it. If you can't control it, you can't improve it.
We understand not every business is the same, so we have partnered with leading energy management providers to deliver a comprehensive and completely customizable energy management package to suit the needs of any facility or multi-site facility operations.
Data-driven energy management software is the most effective strategy to reduce long term costs and set and achieve sustainability goals. This sounds great, but you might be wondering how exactly energy management software will help your business. While there are countless ways you can customize your energy management software, here are eleven of the main benefits that get us really excited.
1. Share utility bill info with your accounts payable department
Access your historical and real time energy records anywhere, any time and create transparency throughout different departments. Automate the collection of utility data directly from the meter, making it easy to analyze bill trends and ensure the accuracy of monthly bills. Energy data also allows you to create internal invoices for departmental energy expenses.
2. Work out your organization's carbon footprint
Use historical data across the entire energy portfolio to report on environmental impact and sustainability measures and objectives. Quantify consumption changes and provide management with actual dollar savings and GHG reduction opportunities.
3. Compare energy use at similar facilities using metrics like total cost and cost per square foot
Optimize operational efficiencies by benchmarking systems and proactively manage demand charges – factor seasonal, rate and operational changes. Some organizations like to make their metrics more specific for their industry, for example energy cost per gadget manufactured or energy cost per employee.
4. Schedule regular energy reports that go straight to your colleague's inboxes
Diverse teams across an organization have different reporting needs that all rely on the same building data. The reporting engine makes it easy for a diverse set of users to produce the reports they need – such as sustainability, energy and financial reports – from a wide range of building systems.
5. Comply with industry standards and regulations
Accurately report data to help comply with energy related regulations, green initiatives and industry standards. Gain confidence in the data you report on and save time configuring reports for compliance procedures.
6. Avoid expensive downtime
Avoid downtime while ensuring efficiency and effectiveness by optimizing preventative and condition-based maintenance needs. Benchmarking your facility’s energy operations can help you to set up alerts for energy abnormalities that could be leading up to equipment failure.
7. Measure and verify energy expenditures
Users can quickly and seamlessly understand the return on efficiency investments, arming facilities teams with the data they need to make the case for projects.
8. Drive occupant engagement
Empower your occupants to become active participants in energy management. By showcasing real-time building performance data, Energy Management Software dashboards drive awareness and action in occupants. Showcase real-time building performance and green features on any Internet-enabled device, encouraging people and teams across your organization to collaborate around shared sustainability goals.
9. Manage peak demand charges
Energy management software can forecast short-term peak demand based on a live weather forecast and other dependent variables. Actionable notifications translate analytical insights into instant savings. You can also examine how well you’ve managed against historical peak demand events.
10. Optimize building performance
Energy management software enables you to tune up your buildings and keep them efficient over the long term. By aggregating real-time data across your portfolio, you can easily identify scheduling inefficiencies; and detect when your building start-up or shutdown times change or baseload use increases.
11. Building managers eliminate the guesswork
Instead of charging based on square foot estimates, you can use building sub-metered data to allocate costs across tenant spaces, providing actual data on energy use rather than estimates.
Kambo’s team of energy experts specialize in helping businesses to lower their energy costs and increase their energy efficiency. A free 30 minute energy assessment can help you to learn more about energy efficiency for your business. Talk to us today.