Real-time data from metering allows energy and sustainability personnel to manage energy use as never before.
Legacy Energy Management systems typically consist of a collection of siloed systems and capabilities that provide a fragmented view of a buildings energy consumption. Furthermore these systems provide metering granularity at the property level or sub-metering level e.g. lighting. This lack of asset level granularity means that energy managers and sustainability personnel have an incomplete and often dated understanding of their building’s operations. The unifi platform has been designed to support Asset Level Metering. unifi captures asset metering data every 5 minutes.
This granularity means that a stakeholders understanding goes beyond the traditional 30,000 foot level to the individual consumers of energy. Asset level understanding allows stakeholders to quickly identify equipment operating outside of defined parameters, operating after hours, when the building is unoccupied as well as when individual pieces of equipment are failing. Beyond metering unifi allows for Control, Analysis and Integration of your building into the utility grid.
Unlike like many energy management platforms, the unifi platform catalogs real-time, non-aggregated device level electricity consumption. By measuring actual electricity consumption in real-time facilities managers are able to make truly informed decisions around Energy Management.
The ability to control electricity consuming devices in real-time, through schedules, based on occupancy or pre-programmed thresholds is a capability that truly differentiates unifi from other “measurement & verification” energy management systems.
unifi Energy Management allows for much deeper analysis than other Energy Management solutions that only include power metering. unifi snapshots electricity consumption in 5 minute intervals and allows that data to be combined with occupancy, operating temperature, humidity and other measures to get a true sense of all the variables influencing consumption. This granularity allows for truly informed decisions around sustainability and savings.
The unifi Energy Management capabilities are designed to integrate with existing building management systems through BACnet. In addition to optimizing your building’s electricity consumption unifi extends and integrates into the utility grid facilitating the Smart Grid. With Nimbus 9’s OpenADR capability buildings become Grid-integrated energy efficient buildings. (GEBS)