Your energy data is typically sitting in lots of unrelated places, operated by different suppliers or different parts of your own firm. Net result? You can never what you want, when you want it.
What it does: Exception Reporting lets you know when there is out of the ordinary energy consumption, against either previous usage or a level you have set.
How it works: The system will compare usage against a historical period, typically the trailing 90 days or last year – or a level that you have set.
What you get from it: Exception Reporting focuses attention on anything abnormal and takes away the need to trawl through masses of data just to find out that everything was OK. The bar graph here shows consumption is as expected – the green bars and where it isn’t ok, the red bars and that’s what needs attention. (The orange bars are marginal, in this case a 5% negative variance) whilst the red bars are >10% above expected utilisation, that’s the solid line. This report can be set up as a message or pdf to be mailed to selected user groups on exception only, or a schedule say every Monday morning for the previous week.
What it does: Most of your internal clients have a day job that isn’t energy management. By using email reports you can pre-schedule the right information to go to the right people at the right time. On any device, tailored to their role/dept. Email Reports can also be set upr to alert users to any anomalous spike in energy consumption right now, in real time, while they can do something about it.
How it works: We’d like to jazz it up, but it’s an email! The clever bit is that the system pulls all the data behind the report together automatically, no matter where it comes from.
What you get from it: Information emailed to those who need it automatically, no human intervention. You just get useful information in your inbox, no logging in, no remembering passwords or fiddling with spreadsheets. The system will push the right information to the right people at the right time. You don’t even need a web browser unless you want to play with the data.
What it does: Optimal’s Monitoring’s Business Dynamics™ tool is designed for businesses that manufacture things or have activity which drives consumption e.g. passengers through an airport, diners in a restaurant. The tool monitors energy consumption which it then relates to your, commercial KPIs. The system will then alert you if you suddenly start using more energy to do the same amount of stuff. It will also highlight when you are most efficient, when things may need maintenance and how much energy you use per thing you do.
How it works: You set up your KPIs in the system. The system runs a regression analysis from which it generates a correlation coefficient to ensure that there is a high correlation between what you do and the energy you use (if there isn’t this isn’t, the right tool for you (Intelligent Reporting might be). ). The output is a comparison of energy per unit of output or throughput as you determine.
What you get from it: A detailed analysis of energy per unit of output so that you can benchmark best practise and take steps to continually improve productivity against energy utilisation
Intelligent Reporting ®
How it works
We help identify the areas that need to be monitored
We use various technologies to capture the data needed automatically, including; BMS systems, utility provided exports and specialised real-time data logging equipment. No more missed readings, no more decimal points in the wrong place, no more updating spreadsheets or visits to meters buried in a cobweb filled room in the basement.
Deliver the right information to the right people
Reporting is automatic and timely. It is built to your requirements, using our unique and bespoke report building tool. It is informative, providing identification of exceptions as they happen.
Reporting can work along complex time of use rules, as well as being influenced by external factors such as weather, occupancy and use.
Reports are delivered by email, real-time web displays and smart device friendly info pages, so all stakeholders are informed and engaged in the process.
Engage and adapt
Energy success is a team game, not a conflict. Engaging with all stakeholders through simple to digest displays and reporting ensures all parties act to a common goal, supporting the necessary compromises.
Any energy reduction strategy needs to adapt as situations change. We provide tools to allow for change. Reporting is made in the system not selected from a list, putting you in control of a smarter decision making process.