How Energy Management Systems Work – Part 2
Highly accurate, remotely-controlled, and secure networked thermostats installed in each location continuously gather temperature and weather data for transmission back to the energy management system, and are connected to each building’s HVAC system.
At every building, these remotely-controlled thermostats transmit real-time temperature data back to a centralized location, where it is processed and displayed in the system’s monitoring dashboard.
Centralized, real-time monitoring of HVAC energy utilization for every location gives operators the ability to measure each building’s ongoing energy utilization, as location, temperature, and HVAC performance information is stored in the system’s database. Within a single dashboard, operators can compare each building’s energy efficiency to the average energy performance for all locations.
Each building’s local temperature and external weather conditions are also tracked and stored in the system, so that variations in energy consumption can be tracked and measured to further optimize performance and efficiency even under adverse weather conditions.
This centralized monitoring can drive alerts when a location’s energy consumption deviates from its own average usage conditions, from those of nearby locations, and from the averages of all locations. Immediate action can then be taken to find the source of this excess energy consumption and correct the problem.
Facility operators who utilize real-time temperature control and monitoring can reduce energy costs up to 25% by optimizing energy utilization in every one of their locations.