Better Metering Toolkit
One of the biggest barriers to improving the energy efficiency of commercial buildings is a lack of performance data. Both owners and occupiers are often unaware of how well or badly their building is performing and it is often said that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. An appropriate energy metering strategy helps tackle this issue by enabling both parties to measure how much energy their building/floor area is consuming on a frequent basis, thereby providing them with the information needed to make targeted improvements.
The property industry is becoming increasingly interested in the use of metering systems given their many benefits, which include the potential for energy, cost and CO2 savings, provision of data to support corporate reporting and compliance with increasing environmental legislation such as the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. The likely future mandatory role out of Display Energy Certificates to commercial buildings is an added driver.