Before you can proceed to decarbonise, you first need to understand what CO2e emissions you are responsible for, what their current levels are and why. An audit is therefore required.
An energy audit of a building or an industrial operation should identify uses of energy, levels of consumption (and generation), profiles of consumption and the size of spaces heated and lit.
It is also important to understand what energy consuming (or generating) plant and equipment is installed and how it is controlled.
Armed with this information it is possible to determine the current energy (and emissions) performance of the building or plant and by comparison with benchmarks, the magnitude of the immediate opportunity to decarbonise will become apparent.
ecoDriver is the application we developed to provide a clear picture of the current energy performance of a building.
Populated with interval energy data from meters (or building management systems or third-party data collection platform), ecoDriver is used to identify opportunities to eliminate energy waste, thus minimising emissions.
Using ecoDriver we often find issues with control systems that have existed for a long time, sometimes since the building was commissioned. Through the process of data capture and analysis, we and the building occupier, gain a much better understanding of the building, its services and its operation.
This fundamental understanding is a prerequisite to successful decarbonisation.
ecoDriver Lite provides a simple entry level option for organisations who would like to take their first small step into understanding their buildings energy performance.
Select from a number of chart options and create your own homepage displaying the information important to you and how you manage your buildings energy.
Simple and easy to understand charts to give you an ‘at a glance’ view of performance. Including daily, weekly, monthly and yearly energy profiles with targets normalised by occupants or GIA.
A suite of reports that can be manually run or exported. These reports can also be scheduled within ecoDriver Standard to generate automatically e.g. every Monday at 8am for the previous week.
Forensically analyse energy profile data e.g. kWh, Power, Current, Voltage. ecoDriver Standard can also support IoT data e.g. temperature, humidity, occupancy and air quality.
Record issues, anomalies and their causes, to supplement a buildings operational log book.
In addition to the features in the ecoDriver Lite version, the standard version includes the following features.
Utilise the ecoDriver widget in a digital signage system to communicate with a wider audience. The ecoDriver RISE Vision plugin can be incorporated with a number of other widgets. A separate RISE vision account is required.
Build your ‘energy champions’ team and work collaboratively to identify and resolve inefficient operation using the ecoDriver audit module. The audit module becomes your building operations logbook and tracks who has done what and when.
It is not just about energy, what about comfort? Get feedback from occupants directly from their mobile phones to understand how building control settings are being received and whether adjustments cause discomfort e.g. lowering heating set points.
Where automated meter reading is not possible, organisations can manually record meter readings across estates to aid tenant billing. Automated error checking and authorised sign off flows minimise the potential for mistakes.
Integrate with other business systems (e.g. ERP, reporting systems etc.) using the ecoDriver API or by exporting the data in CSV format.
Once you understand how your organisation uses and consumes energy, it’s now time to act.
We help organisations identify, quantify and reduce energy and emissions and maintain these savings, month-on-month, year-on-year
With your decarbonisation programme in full swing, we can now begin to identify technology to transform CO2e performance, from better to best in class.
Start your journey by contacting us today.
We will establish the stage you are at and recommend an appropriate next step for you