Lower Energy Costs using Energy Management for Shopping Malls

Shopping malls have energy needs that range from enhanced lighting in retail stores to heating and cooling stores and common areas. And demand charges can be as high as 50% of a facility’s actual consumption! The rising cost of energy dictates that savings be realized with energy management for shopping malls. Increasing efficiency is not only good for a shopping mall’s bottom line, it also has a positive impact on the environment, by helping to reduce the mall’s carbon footprint.

Utilizing submeters lets the shopping mall owner, property manager or the building engineer measure consumption for the entire mall, and for multiple floors, individual tenants and common loads, including HVAC. Since submeters provide the information on where and what processes within a shopping mall consume energy, they make it easy to identify cost savings opportunities. In addition, billing mall tenants for their actual usage rather than square footage billing gives them an impetus to join the energy saving effort.

Identify Areas Where Energy Savings Can Be Attained

Submeters provide key energy data that allows shopping mall owners, property owners, facility engineers and financial managers to identify areas within the shopping mall that are energy inefficient and need improvement. Areas often noted to be inefficient are common areas, such as entry ways and public restrooms; HVAC systems; tenants with high electric consumption; food courts; and more. This inefficiency is very costly; in fact, poor performing buildings can use up to seven times the energy of the highest energy efficient buildings for the same exact use.

EIG’s submeters let you identify energy used by specific loads or individual tenants. And EIG’s EnergyPQA.com™ Energy Management Cloud solution provides energy analytics and predictions, reducing costs and improving power system reliability. It surpasses traditional Energy Management systems by adding Energy prediction engines and deep insights into power quality.

Increase Awareness of Energy Consumption Profiles using Energy Management for Shopping Malls

Submeters are a critical element for measuring energy consumption. The installation of submeters has been shown to foster energy savings simply through the awareness of energy consumption they provide, which promotes the conscientious use of energy and yields savings of up to 15%. Gain the support of your shopping mall tenants in reducing energy usage with the information you receive through submetering. And EIG’s EnergyReporterPQA™ application allows you to fairly bill tenants directly for their energy use, and to create detailed usage reports for mall areas and timeframes.

Implement Energy Reduction Programs and Monitor Their Progress using Energy Management for Shopping Malls

For several years, the U.S. Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has issued energy savings guidelines that include the implementation of submetering with energy tracking and reporting, and the formalization of energy goals and processes. Every shopping mall owner and tenant must be engaged to take advantage of energy management and energy efficiency initiatives.

Installing EIG’s meters, submeters, and metering and billing software is one of the most cost-effective ways to implement an energy management program. Installing submeters is also a smart way to fight competition from other shopping malls. Shopping mall owners who do not take advantage of the simple use of submetering run the risk of failing to keep the best of tenants. Armed with the knowledge you get from EIG’s meters and submeters, energy and facility managers are able to help tenants make decisions that will realize energy savings for everyone.

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Critical Load Point

Critical Load Point

Nexus® 1500+ Advanced Power Quality Analyzer and Energy Meter

Example uses

Utility entry points, critical loads, high power sensitivity points

Large Loads (400 Amps or more)

Shark® 250

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BACnet Applications

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Shark® 100B Power and Energy Meter with Native BACnet/IP

Interfaces with existing BACnet application

Smaller Loads (200 Amps or less, high-density)

Smaller Loads (200 Amps or less, high-density)

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Base Data Collection Software
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The base user package of the Energy Manager System with charting, configuration, graphing, and power quality analysis
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Comprehensive Charting, Graphing

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View Waveform Records

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This HMI module allows the user to connect a graphical HMI interface to the software
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Advanced SCADA architecture

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Modbus TCP support

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EnergyReporterPQA™ 5.0 Software for energy dashboarding, generating usage reports and automated submeter billing
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EnergyPQA Cloud Energy Management
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Next generation Energy Management Cloud solution, providing energy analytics and predictions, reducing costs and improving power system reliability
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EnergyPQA Cloud Energy Management

Energy Management

Report on highest Demand Contributors and Energy Usage across facilities

Predictive Analytics

Use Machine Learning to accurately Predict Demand & Energy Usage into the future

Power Quality

Comprehensive Power Quality Analysis and alarming on Power Quality Events

Engineering Services
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
EIG’s highly experienced engineers, with a variety of skills in the fields of electrical engineering, software engineering, and meter engineering, to assist in the design, commissioning, start-up verification, and certification of installations to help you get your project up and running, and ensure it will be successful.
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Engineering Services

On site consulting and commissioning

System Integration

Meter calibration and Certification services

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