Energy Monitoring System
Confusion often arises between Building Management Systems (BMS) and Energy Monitoring Systems (EMS). But it’s important to understand the key differences between the two. A BMS optimises efficiency by improving operations, not by monitoring energy consumption. An EMS provides data for informed decisions on optimising efficiency and detecting energy waste.
An Energy Monitoring & Accounting System (EMAS) takes energy monitoring to the next level by pinpointing the fastest returns through actionable optimisation whilst continually monitoring energy consumption. The EMAS should ideally be used to decide where and how a BMS should be optimised.
Where to start
A point of reference is vital to starting out. myEnergiRaven is an Energy Monitoring & Accounting System, designed to quickly identify and calculate a building estate’s actual energy consumption, cost, and carbon footprint, comparing it against a budgeted benchmark.
Developed in Denmark over the last 20 years, myEnergiRaven is globally helping over 8,000 commercial and multi residential buildings cut their energy use.
Customers range from local authorities to banks and retail outlets, servicing global companies such as Grundfos, Carlsberg, and Jyske Bank, as well as the University of Copenhagen.
myEnergiRaven collects, converts, and breaks down traditional energy auditing consumption data into user-friendly financial metrics for the whole building portfolio, down to the individual building level. This portfolio approach using comparative data, pinpoints the worst performing buildings with the highest energy costs. These can be scrutinised by energy source such as heat (gas), electricity and water.
To achieve the best breakdown of energy consumption, sub-metering with automatically read meters (AMR) is required. This will enable users to determine exactly when and how energy is being wasted.
Energy - You can't manage what you don't measure
Having an Energy Manager that is well informed will inherently make a building more efficient.
An Energy Monitoring & Accounting System should allow the Energy Manager to effectively monitor a large building portfolio, whilst automation will speed up fault finding and problem resolution without having to bring in outside assistance.