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March 24, 2020

Getting Granular with Power Metering

Before delving into the importance of granular data for power metering, it is essential to understand why a submeter is used. Submetering provides the ability to monitor the actual energy usage of individual tenants, departments, or pieces of equipment in real time. It allows for measuring electricity on a more granular level than the building's main utility meter. With submetering, the user can determine system efficiency and identify equipment problems, thereby better understanding trends and energy usage. This is useful for:

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January 16, 2020

How to Budget for Energy Management

Companies today don't invest in energy management for a myriad of reasons. Many view energy management as an expense rather than an investment. Energy costs often account for the largest portion of a company's expenditures, but there way be several barriers to overcome before investing in energy management.

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January 09, 2020

How to Select the Right Power Meter

Choosing the right power meter involves considering many factors. Whether it is for tenant submetering, submetering a commercial building, power monitoring for energy management, or another application, a power meter should meet certain specifications. Although each individual application will have its own requirements, there are several common factors to evaluate. When exploring options for a power meter, it is important to know the:

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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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