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Monitoring and targeting upgrade

“I have already recommended the system to other University Energy Managers."

David Oldham, Energy Manager

The challenge

The University was founded in 1872 and now has 17 Academic Departments and about 8,000 students.

It had a system for collecting energy consumption data from numerous gas and 3450_jt8-aber-old - - beckyelectricity meters, whose readings were automatically collected at 30 minute intervals and stored in a structured query language (SQL) database (“Prodion”).

This resulted in a very large volume of data, which had to be manually assessed by an experienced analyst following time-consuming data retrieval and manipulation in Excel.

The solution

The Green Consultancy was called to:

  • reduce the time taken for analysis each week
  • minimise the specialist knowledge required for routine operation
  • prioritise exceptions in a rational manner to ensure that only worthwhile issues need be investigated

The results

The Green Consultancy provided software, advice and specialised training to improve the interpretation and analysis of energy consumption. The new system was connected to the existing automatic meter-reading database, and is providing better insights into avoidable energy losses. It has at the same time reduced the burden of routine data manipulation and created a superior basis for developing future energy reports.

During the course of the project, an innovative method was developed for monitoring buildings which change their behaviour radically between term and vacatio3450_jt7-aber-new - - beckyn periods. This will be an exemplar for other academic establishments with residential accommodation.

The software scheme has been designed to be extendable by the energy manager and third parties. Training and written technical reference documentation have been provided. Free ongoing support will be provided in the form of weekly weather data and updates to those parts of the software common to other users.

The reaction

"The challenges to save carbon and expenditure over the next few years mean that good monitoring and targeting systems will become more critical.  I now have a great tool and it is up to me to use it and operate it effectively. I have already recommended the system to other University Energy Managers."

David Oldham, Energy Manager

Put us to the test NOW!  To discuss your requirements please call John Treble on 01761 419081 or email John@GreenConsultancy.com

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