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When considering how to improve a building, more and more property and facilities managers are focusing on the benefits of energy efficiency. It’s not hard to see why this trend is so popular, as improving energy efficiency can significantly reduce an organization’s operating costs over time. However, the boom in utility-bill-focused approaches to efficiency is exactly why other, possibly more impactful approaches have been falling by the wayside.
It’s easier than you may think to count the number of sockets and power strips you’ll need in your deployment. Remember, you don’t need to consider whether certain equipment should be metered and controlled. You can manually assign equipment types like “PC” in the web app, or let our machine learning algorithms do the work for you to ensure those devices will never be powered down.
There is an energy imbalance at work in our buildings, and it has consequences for our energy bills. At its heart, it is an imbalance of our attitudes toward what can and should be optimized, and where we can find energy savings. It is natural to want to cut expenditure from our power usage. And for years, the two prime candidates for these optimizations have been HVAC and lighting.
On one end of the spectrum, a minimalist BMS installation aggregates information about the building, leaving you in the dark about the granular details, but saves you the drywall work. On the other end it could mean pulling up hundreds of pounds of sheetrock for a single floor of renovation, large up-front costs that require budgeting several years out, and all for insight into your building with little to no automation capability.
Major cities and states across the US are implementing standards and local laws in the city to curtail the energy consumption. ASHRAE 90.1 standards is most commonly used for the basis of these laws in most cases (except California) and include requirements for plug loads monitoring and control requirements.
The Sapient AEMS addresses shortcomings that have been present in energy management systems for a long time. With available solutions, your facility is blindly consuming power as the BMS aggregates electricity usage at the building level, making meaningful analysis and action impossible.