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%.

Identify Areas Where Energy Savings Can be Attained

Submeters provide key energy data that allows facility engineers and financial managers to identify areas within the campus buildings that are energy inefficient and need improvement. Areas often noted to be inefficient are student housing, main campus buildings, science and technology buildings, libraries, cafeterias and leased restaurants, teaching hospitals, and campus retail stores. 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 allow you to identify energy used by specific areas or departments. And EIG’s EnergyReporterPQA™ application allows you to bill departments directly for their energy use, and to create detailed usage reports for areas and timeframes. In addition, 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.

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.

Meet Energy Reduction Guidelines

Both from the standpoint of reducing costs and of improving its impact on the environment, energy reduction is a win-win situation for any educational institution. As leaders in the community and role models for the next generation of community leaders, universities worldwide are recognizing their responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint through conscientious energy use.

Submetering is one of the best and most easily accomplished methods of reducing energy usage through the accountability it fosters. Installing EIG’s submeters as part of an energy reduction plan lets the campus community see the details of their energy use and inspires personnel and students alike to be smarter energy consumers.

Typical Bill of Materials

Typical University Building Layout
Helping Educational Institutions Be More Intelligent Users of Energy
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Critical Load Point

Critical Load Point

Nexus® 1500+ – Advanced Power Quality Analyzer and Energy Meter

Example Installation

Utility Entry Points, Critical Loads, High Power Sensitivity Points

Large Loads

Shark® 250

Shark® 250 Data-Logging Energy Meter for Load Profiling

Example Installation

Typical Building Loads, Substations, Control Panels

Economical WiFi Submeter

Economical WiFi Submeter

Shark® 200S – Advanced Data-Logging WiFi Submeter

Example Installation

Administrative Offices, Dorms, Departmental Buildings

Smaller Loads

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

MP200 Metering System – 8 Three Phase Input Meters

Example Installation

Smaller Panel Boards, High-density Circuits

Base Data Collection Software

Base Data Collection Software

CommunicatorPQA™ 5.0 Software for configuring meters, automatically collecting data, and studying power quality

Energy Dashboard and Billing Software

Energy Dashboard and Billing Software

EnergyReporterPQA 5.0 Software for energy dashboarding, generating usage reports and automated submeter billing

EnergyPQA Cloud Energy Management
Electro Industries/GaugeTech
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
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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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