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December 12, 2019

The True Cost of a Power Meter

Many costs are associated with implementing an energy management strategy for a company, including hardware, software, and labor. Choosing the right power meter to fulfill the needs of said strategy is critical for the success of any project. Delivering on the ROI of the strategy is key to meeting the objectives of the energy management strategy, so be sure to keep in mind the initial cost for a faster ROI.

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November 05, 2019

What is Green Building and LEED Certification?

Buildings have a considerable impact on the environment, using energy and other resources while generating potentially harmful waste. To reduce the impact of buildings on the environment, green building standards for sustainable design are now in practice. These standards detail requirements for designing, constructing, and operating buildings in a way that uses fewer resources and produces less waste.

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October 22, 2019

What is Energy Management?

Put simply, energy management is the measurement of energy consumption and utilizing that data to reduce energy usage and costs. Tracking and controlling data is essential for energy conservation efforts for economic benefits and to meet environmental requirements. Energy management can be useful for all types of businesses to reduce operating costs.

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September 05, 2019

How to Accurately Bill Tenants for Electricity Use

To bill tenants for utility usage, landlords can either divide the total bill among the tenants or employ a submeter. Submetering is commonly applied to three utilities: water, gas, and electricity. For electrical submetering, a power meter is installed to measure energy use after it reaches the primary meter. Utilizing submeters makes it simple to monitor electricity use for individual tenants, departments, or pieces of equipment.

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July 16, 2019

Incentives for Power Monitoring in Commercial Buildings

As energy costs rise and being environmentally conscious is ever a concern, power monitoring is increasingly popular. Numerous states now offer incentives to encourage buildings and other consumers to start power monitoring.

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May 09, 2019

Building Automation and Energy Management

Building automation systems (BAS) are increasingly common in a variety of environments to make HVAC systems as efficient as possible and reduce the need for in-person monitoring of pressure in each area. The value of a BAS relies heavily on a number of components seamlessly integrated together. Pressure transducers that conduct intensely accurate measurements work in tandem with room pressure monitors presenting real-time data and raising alarms if something goes wrong. Calibration equipment ensures building automation tools work smoothly and accurately without the need to oversee them. A BAS can be used in many applications, from filter monitoring to green buildings to zone control in critical environments.

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January 14, 2019

Coming Soon: Setra's New Power Meter

Introducing Setra’s new Power Meter! Available mid-2019, the new Power Meter is making its debut at AHR 2019.

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January 04, 2018

Setra to showcase new innovations at 2018 AHR Expo

Setra Systems, Inc. will be exhibiting at the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago, IL from January 22 to January 24. This year at AHR, Setra is excited to showcase several new monitoring and sensing solutions to our customers, adding to its extensive line of premium HVAC sensing products.

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September 11, 2017

What are the benefits of electrical submetering?

Energy management is a growing practice among companies that operate large buildings, campuses, and other complex facilities. Successful energy management requires detailed information on how energy is being used. However, this valuable information is not available in facilities being actively monitored. For effective energy management, facility engineers need to understand exactly how and where energy is being consumed on their properties.

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September 05, 2017

Are your chillers driving up your utility bill?

HVAC and refrigeration systems represent between a quarter and a third of total electricity consumption in an average commercial building. Chillers are responsible for over 40% of that demand, making up between 10-12% of a building’s total electricity usage and presenting an opportunity for cost savings. So why are HVAC chillers rarely optimized for efficiency?

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