Energy management is a prime example. What works for a large business operating across a number of sites won’t necessarily work as effectively for a smaller, single-site organisation. But so often the needs of smaller organisations are ignored as technology providers look to secure the next big name customer.
The smart energy monitoring system
The good news is that there are a number of ‘ready to run’ building energy management systems on the market, which have been specifically created to give single site businesses; organisations based across several small sites; and larger, multi-site organisations everything they need to monitor and manage energy consumption.
These preconfigured systems eliminate the headaches associated with sourcing individual components to measure every aspect of energy use and integrating them with existing hardware. The hardware agnostic, ‘ready to install’ technology combines industry leading metering, data collection and energy management reporting software to give businesses everything they need to monitor and manage energy consumption in anything from a single small office building to dozens of sites worldwide.
Something for everyone
What makes a ‘ready to run’ energy management system so appealing is that it makes building energy management affordable for businesses of any size. From single office start-ups to multi-site enterprises, business owners and facilities teams alike can access industry leading technology.
Small businesses can buy into entry level packages that include highly accurate metering, data collection and local energy management reporting software. These systems use state-of-the-art technology to provide tools that make analysis easy and advanced decision making possible.
For businesses operating across several sites, the addition of local or web-based energy management and reporting software and dashboards takes things a stage further. And, for large business with multiple global sites, the package can be enhanced with multi-language or contract management software to provide cost management data in any preferred currency.
Furthermore, businesses with tenants - such as office parks, retail parks and shopping centres - can take advantage of technology that enables facilities and building management teams to understand and manage energy consumption across a number of tenants with widely varying needs. Think of the difference in energy use between a frozen food retailer and a clothing outlet. A ready to run energy management system can allow for individual usage-based tenant billing, as opposed to flat rates across the board.
Effective building energy management needn’t cost the earth. To find out more about the ready to run systems available, and how they could support efficiency in your business, get in touch.