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Energy Management:
Understanding the Options
Energy Users of today are faced with…
• Deregulation
• Soaring Energy Costs
• Energy Purchasing and
Choices
• Tenant Comfort and
Retention
• Energy Budget
Justification
• Environmental Issues
Energy Management- The Value
Energy efficiency strategies powerful way to
increase profitability and earnings per share.
Examples
– A $5,000 a month savings on energy costs can contribute as much
to profitability as an increase in sales of $100,000.
– A 10% reduction in energy costs is equivalent to increasing profit
margins by 6% or earnings per share by 7%. (EPA Energy Star
study)
– Slight improvements in energy performance can impact
profitability.
What is “Energy Management”?
• Energy Management is the
control/automation of
energy consuming devices
via some form of
technology for the purpose
of minimizing energy
demand and consumption.
• Many times customers
would get the “control” of
the devices, but never see a
relative drop in energy
demand and consumption.
Confusion
 For years, building
automation systems have
been sold as “Energy
Management”
Systems…
 Thus, disappointing
engineers and end users
with results that yielded
less than what was
promised.
Where To Start
Start with Energy Measuring and Monitoring Program:
• Monitor House Meter and Largest Loads
• Collect Data for Procurement Opportunities
• Identify Cost Savings Opportunities
• Benefit: Minimal Investment and High Return
– Information brings improved understanding of how energy is used and how it
impacts the organization’s costs.
– Improved utilization of assets.
Metering/Monitoring
•Measure and delivers data to Enduser.
•Energy Scoreboard for all
technology implementations.
•Makes an opaque process
transparent.
•Data is valuable when used.
•Leads to cost savings-Find poor performing assets
Technology Overview-Mediator
Designed to deliver operational, management and administration
efficiency. Supporting infrastructure necessary for energy efficiency.
--Open System Gives Freedom of Choosing Any Applications/Vendors-Facility Devices
And Systems
Metering
DG
BAS
Lighting
Enterprise
Software
Applications
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SCADA/HMI
Facility Mgt
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Typical Deployment
Mediator connects meters and submeters to deliver per unit energy
usage. Energy data delivered in Real
time available thru web browser.
Direct Benefits
Delivers Operational Efficiency
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One secure network for many facility-centric systems
Widespread, controlled access to systems and data
Delivers Management Efficiency
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Means for a coordinated operations
One management platform for many applications
Real-time information, allowing the ability to sensor, monitor, and
control
Competitive energy procurement
Energy Efficiency Infrastructure
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M&V platform
Platform to measure energy use for metering and beyond; digs
deeper to see where/how energy is used; HVAC, lighting;
Summary
Start with Getting the Data:
First Step to Savings
Data on the IT InfrastructureAccess Data
AnywhereWeb Enabled =Mediator

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