Multi-Building Facility Energy Management Solutions

Multi-Building Facility Energy Management  Applications

A Multi-Building Facility provides a unique set of requirements for Energy Management. Sites range from small cities to very remote, small sites with a single power and water meter with poor, intermittent communications links. Data network security is extremely important in Multi-Building Facility Energy Management deployments of an Energy Management System. That being said, many of the typical Facilities Energy Management solutions used for smaller deployments are analogous. For example, an Energy Management deployment for Multi-Building Facilities  could consider the various sites as a combination of campus feature medium sized commercial buildings.

CETA's product portfolio covers all important aspects of an integrated Multi-Building Facility Energy Management program. From Meters, Communication Devices, through to a Energy Management software platform that integrates seamlessly with your existing deployment of Energy Meters

When designing an Energy Management system for a Multi-Building Facility applications one could consider Multi-Building Facility systems as built up of one or combinations of layers:

  • Remote sites
  • Base
  • Regional and
  • National

CETA product portfolio is an exceptional good fit across the various layers. The combined requirements cover almost the entire CETA product range.

CETA Advantage

  • Strong product and solution offering
  • Device agnostic software solutions (integrates well with legacy metering deployments)
  • Depth of communications device products to reduce the risk and increase the reach of deployment
  • Large portfolio of meters that help fill the data gap in an EMS deployment

 

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Energy Management System

Learn how an Energy Management System ties it all together

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CETA for Multi-Building Facilities Energy Management
Meter Service Application Comments
Ring Feeders/RMUs Power Quality Energy Management/Efficiency
Main Intake Sub/Inter-Tie Power distribution to Distribution Boards Energy Management/Efficiency
KIOSK Sub/Master Switch Board Kiosk or pad mount subs, Incomers Energy monitoring/Efficiency
Distribution Board Power and light distribution per floor Energy Allocation
Sub-Distribution Board Common services divided among Tenants Energy Allocation
Final Sub Circuit Individual plant and equipment Energy Management/Efficiency

 

The Case for an Energy Management System for Defence Applications

Economic Benefits

The installation of an Energy Management System will give facilities management teams the information required to make informed operational decisions. By monitoring energy usage, facilities management staff can establish whether air conditioning, lights or powered equipment are being used efficiently. By showing exactly how much it is costing to leave the devices on unattended, air conditioning in operation when not required or not turning the lights off. An Energy Management System will enable you to actively target cost saving goals.

Environmental Benefits

Reducing energy usage has a direct effect on CO2 emissions. Each kilowatt-hour consumed releases approximately 1 kilogram of greenhouse gases. Every tonne of CO2 released approximates one hectare of mature rainforest. It can easily be seen that every reduction in energy usage results in a reduction of CO2, which relieves a burden on our environment.

 

Realized Benefits of an Energy Management System for Multi-Building Facility Applications

Australian Department of Defence “REGIONAL UTILITIES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM” (RUMS)

The RUMS is a state of the art metering and monitoring system that provides real time submetering capability at Gallipoli Barracks. It provides accurate and comprehensive electricity consumption data for all units located within the Barracks. The RUMS is allowing Defence to implement an ongoing Energy Management strategy within South Queensland, which will help us to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The RUMS also has the capability to control electrical plant and equipment, once the necessary hardware is installed. This capability is programmable and flexible and will only be implemented where it can be effective and always after consultation and agreement with users. All equipment which may be switched off by RUMS, will be provided with manual override switches which will enable occupants of any affected area to override RUMS and switch such equipment back on. Through RUMS a number of projects have already been identified. For example, electricity consumption at 2HSB has been reduced by around 30% by initiatives that introduced improved water heating technology.