Increase Awareness of Energy Consumption Campus-wide
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%.
Implement Energy Reduction Programs and Monitor Progress
According to ENERGY STAR®, a U.S. government-backed program, U.S. educational facilities spend over $14 billion on energy each year, but close to 30% of that energy is used inefficiently. Over the past two years, the U.S. educational market has had great success in reducing its energy consumption and curbing rising energy costs. It has done so by implementing energy projects that include submetering, with energy tracking and reporting, and the formalization of energy goals and processes.
No matter the size of the institution, the common element of successful energy management is a commitment starting with the administration and driven by the entire faculty and students working across the various campus facilities, departments and dorms. Armed with the knowledge they get from EIG’s meters, submeters, and energy management software, energy and facility managers are able to gain the support of the administration, and to make decisions that will realize energy savings for the entire institution.