25 Oct '11, 12pm

The Not-So-Hidden Benefits of Submetering Buildings

The Not-So-Hidden Benefits of Submetering Buildings

Energy management, as I've written often, is a rapidly growing practice among large and leading companies. Although it's still a small slice of the whole pie, the savings they're seeing have the effect of pulling more firms into the market. It's starting to look like the next frontier is energy submetering -- using IP-connected sensors and meters to fine-tune your energy management data. A still-smaller slice of the corporate pie is currently using submetering in their facilities and portfolios, but as more and more companies find energy savings opportunities based on submetering their facilities, interest in the technology continues to grow. Using this new visibility to current consumption, much of these savings are achieved through simple no-cost, behavior changes, such as turning off unneeded equipment. Submetering highlights that fact that these systems were running wh...

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