The key to energy management is continuous improvement, but in order to achieve this, real information is required. Building managers have access to a lot of data, from metering systems and Building Management Systems (BMS), but analysing data from two independently run systems can be complicated and ineffective.
EBIS, our cloud based solution, takes these two data sets and provides a single source of comprehensive data which can be properly viewed and analysed by a building or energy manager.
The data collected can be displayed on charts of the user’s preference so that consumption trends can be spotted easily and acted upon. By identifying how, when and where a building uses the most energy, the manager can develop an effective control strategy that can be implemented and tracked to maximise savings.
EBIS provides a user with a wide range of information, including:
EBIS has been designed to be a simple and easy to use solution and a number of tools have been developed to make the data easier to understand, correlate and analyse. Producing reports from the system is simple, enabling recommendations to be made for improvements and changes to the building systems. Some of the tools and built in features include:
EBIS is a cloud based solution allowing users to access the portal as and when they require from wherever they want. The system can also be quickly and easily scaled up or down as required. This flexibility allows users to monitor one part of a building, a whole building, an entire campus or multiple sites across a country for example.
The cost of the software is based upon the number of points users want to pull into the system. An added benefit of the cloud based system means these points could be from different buildings or sites which could be in different locations in the country, users are not tied to one building or specific location to monitor and access the data.
The functionality of EBIS goes far beyond what you would expect from a traditional EMS system. The ability to collect data from two independent systems enables EBIS to provide users with the basic information you would expect, but also display BMS points and map those points against associated energy data points collected from meters.
This extra functionality enables users to:
|SIP Insight EBIS||BMS||EMS|
|Display BMS points|
|Display meter data|
|Display plant status|
|Display plant condition|
|Display plant runtime|
|Display and overlay occupancy hours|
|Energy comparisons by area / building / estate|
|Daily / weekly / monthly / profile displays|
|Comparisons over different date ranges|
|Display energy values & consumption and overlay BMS values & status|
|Display temperature values plotted on energy graphs|
|Data point linking tool to create “Virtual meters”|
|Data point linking tool to create “Spaces”|
|PDF report creation|
|Export data via CSV / XML*|
|Easily customised dashboard for each individual user|
* Not available at launch, for future release dependant on demand for features.