Simple energy monitoring solutions
Metering & Monitoring
EC051, EC154M & EC350
The range includes meters with pulsed output for remote indication or linking into an energy management system.
Kwh meters can be used for local metering of the installation or monitoring of power consumption of individual equipment.
Single phase direct measure
Why install energy monitoring meters?
Government legislationThe Building Regulations stipulate the energy performance of the buildings in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Part L: of the building regulations for England and Wales cover energy efficiency requirements.
Effective management: systems should be provided with appropriate energy meters to monitor the energy consumption of the building.
Section 4.38 of the Building regulations Part L states: Reasonable provision for energy meters would be install energy metering systems that enable -
b. the output of any renewable energy system to be separately monitored; and
c. in buildings with a total useful floor area greater than 1000m2, automatic meter reading and data collection facilities.
The CIBSE Guide TM39: 2009, offers guidance on the Building Energy Metering.
HM Government issued the Non-domestic Building Services Compliance Guide 2010 Edition. This states: Metering of lighting should meet the minimum standards in Table 46.
Reducing energy consumptionMetering allows Facilities Managers, Energy Managers and Building Owners to understand and manage energy consumption in their buildings, possibly resulting in energy savings by identifying:
- The breakdown of where the energy is being used.
- Indicating the usage patterns and allows assessment of target areas that may have unusually high energy use.
- Providing comparisons between similar buildings.
- Monitoring energy use trends between days of the week or day and night time. Enabling compliance with the regulations.