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Tenant Metering Solutions from CETA

For Tenant billing, the application of Pattern Approved Metering products helps with regulatory compliance. The installation of electricity sub-metering is mandatory at the time of construction of a new building. It is not applicable when undertaking renovations or additions to existing buildings. To comply with the QDCs acceptable solutions, the electricity sub-meter for each unit or storey must be located in a common area (e.g. foyer, shared car park). It must also be in a place that is easily accessed by the person that is authorised to read the meter (e.g. electricity retailer, body corporate). For example, sub-meters located inside a unit that only tenants can access would not comply.

The Building Code of Australia 2010 also introduced mandatory sub-metering provisions for class 2 and 5 buildings from 1 May 2010. This includes requirements for sole-occupancy units (e.g. a room or a suite of rooms in a building) in class 2 and 5 buildings over 500 square metres in floor area to be sub-metered for electricity. However, the requirement in QDC 4.1 for sole occupancy units to be sub-metered for electricity applies regardless of the building’s size. In a situation such as this where the Building Code of Australia is inconsistent with QDC, the requirement under theQDC prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.For class 5 buildings where the total floor area is over 2500 square metres, the Building Code of Australia 2010 provisions also require other parts of the building to be sub-metered, such as the air-conditioning plant, lifts and the central hot water supply. For class 2 buildings, the same provisions apply, but only if the common areas are more than 500 square metres and the total floor area is over 2500 square metres.

CETA Advantage for Tenant Metering

CETA's portfolio of Energy and Power Quality Metering products and solutions puts CETA in a leadership position for Tenant Metering solutions. Electrical Contractors, Facilities Owners, and System Integrators trust CETA for their total metering offering because:

  • NMI Pattern Approved Products
  • Open standards for easy integration
  • CETA has a depth of technology and expertise. From Pattern Approved Meters, communications devices, and EMS software products, no distributor is better positioned as a complete product portfolio provider for Energy metering and Power Quality
  • CETA product portfolio includes an Energy Management System product (PecStar) for the projects that require advanced integration with legacy metering systems
  • CETA portfolio includes Communications Devices to assist with the data integration

Unlike other metering providers that lock customers in to a single vendor solution, CETA products adopt open standards to reduce the total integration costs and enable clients to truly get a best of breed solution.

Usage Scenarios

  • Sub metering for tenancies for the purpose of billing

Thing to consider when choosing a Tenant Meter

  • National Measurement Institute's (NMI) Pattern Approval is required if calculating Billing and or Tax calculations
  • How does the meter integrate with Energy Management Systems
  • What communications infrastructure is required to integrate data from the meter to the accounting an billing systems

Typical Specifications for Metering Devices for Tenancy

  • Operating temperature range of -25°C to + 70°C
  • Circuit boards to be tropicalised
  • Enclosure rating of IP52 or better
  • ...

Click below to download the rest of the minimum requirements for your next M4 Metering device.  If you would like the specification in Word format, please contact us for a copy.