Why Submeter Educational Facilities & Campuses?
With today's schools and universities facing mounting financial pressure, controlling the bottom line is key to maintaining current programs and keeping education affordable. However, in spite of tightening budgets, energy conservation and cost reduction are realistic goals that any district or educational facility can achieve using checkmetering and submetering products.
Designed to install easily in new or retrofit applications, cost-effective checkmeters and submeters are ideal for departmental budget allocation, identifying peak energy inefficiencies, common area lighting and event metering. Student housing is a prime candidate for submeters. Submetering dorm rooms, suites or buildings allow billing according to actual usage. Installing green class meters in public areas allow students to immediately see the impact of their conservation efforts.
Other applications on campus include coffee shops, food service, bookstores and various retail spaces that use energy at different rates. Submeters are ideal for monitoring and generating accurate and fair energy statements based on individual use. Key equipment can also be metered to profile energy use, allowing facility engineers to reduce downtime by diagnosing costly failures before they happen. In addition, analysis of energy load trends highlight opportunities to shift energy loads to off-peak hours or stagger loads to reduce costly demand charges.
Chemistry, Accounting, Mathematics and Engineering are just a few of the departments that have classrooms and administration offices with budget accountability. Metering each department allows users to take advantage of energy-saving opportunities which may be as simple as turning off lights or computers when rooms are not in use. When department budgets include energy use, users will be inclined to take the necessary steps to ease the pressure on their budgets by reducing overall energy use.