Proactive energy monitoring is a crucial part of any successful energy management program and is the key to successfully controlling budgets and rising energy costs. By constantly monitoring energy usage, organizations can identify opportunities for energy savings, reduce energy waste, and improve overall building resiliency. In this post, we’ll explore some of the benefits proactive energy monitoring can bring your company.
1. Identify Energy Waste
Proactive energy monitoring helps organizations identify areas of energy waste that can be addressed through energy-saving initiatives. By monitoring energy consumption in real-time, organizations can detect energy inefficiencies, such as equipment that’s left on when not in use, malfunctioning HVAC equipment, or inefficient lighting. By addressing these areas of waste, organizations can significantly reduce their energy usage and lower their energy bills.
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2. Reduce Energy Costs
One of the primary benefits of proactive energy monitoring is that it can help commercial buildings significantly reduce their energy costs. By monitoring energy usage in real-time, organizations can identify areas where they can reduce their energy consumption, such as adding scheduling to lighting and equipment, adjusting temperature settings, or optimizing HVAC systems. By implementing energy-saving initiatives based on the insights gained through proactive monitoring, organizations can reduce their energy costs by up to 30% and extend the life of all major equipment.
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3. Improve Sustainability
Proactive energy monitoring can help you to monitor and reduce carbon dioxide emissions and monitor CO2 goals. By reducing energy consumption, organizations can reduce their carbon footprint, conserve natural resources, and demonstrate their commitment to sustainable practices. An energy management system increases sustainability by calculating real-time grid emissions, which are applied to electricity consumption. It then can provide a detailed assessment of CO2 impact.
Proactive monitoring and auditable carbon reporting combined with automated building controls help businesses manage emissions in real time to drive a more sustainable future and improve building resiliency.
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4. Meet Compliance Standards
Many organizations are required to comply with energy efficiency and sustainability standards, such as ISO 50001, LEED, or ENERGY STAR. Proactive energy monitoring can help organizations ensure compliance with these standards by identifying areas where they can improve their energy efficiency and sustainability practices as well as tracking real-time energy usage.
5. Increase Operational Efficiency
Monitoring energy usage in real time allows organizations to identify opportunities to improve their operational efficiency. For example, energy monitoring can help organizations identify areas where they can optimize their HVAC systems or adjust the temperature to improve the comfort and productivity of employees. Proactive monitoring can also prevent costly outages and HVAC downtime by addressing maintenance problems before they occur and allowing companies to switch from a reactive maintenance plan to a predictive maintenance plan.
By improving operational efficiency with proactive monitoring, organizations can reduce costs, improve employee satisfaction, and extend the life of equipment such as HVAC units.
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Proactive energy monitoring is a crucial part of any successful energy management program. By identifying areas of energy waste, reducing energy costs, improving sustainability, meeting compliance standards, and increasing operational efficiency, organizations can achieve significant benefits and achieve more resilient and efficient buildings.