Service Bill Following frameworks are at the focal point of a powerful vitality the executives program. Nonetheless, a few associations invest energy and cash assembling a service charge following framework and never harvest any esteem. This paper presents three service charge examination procedures which vitality administrators can use to touch base at sound vitality the board choices and accomplish cost reserve funds.
Service charge following and examination is at the focal point of thorough vitality the board practice. Dependable vitality the executives choices can be made dependent on investigation from a compelling service charge following framework. From your service charges you can decide:
- whether you are sparing vitality or expanding your utilization,
- which structures are utilizing an excess of vitality,
- whether your vitality the board endeavors are succeeding,
- whether there are utility charging or metering mistakes, and
- when utilization or metering oddities happen (ie. at the point when utilization designs change)
Any vitality the executives program is inadequate on the off chance that it doesn’t follow service bills. Similarly, any vitality the executives program is rendered less powerful when its utility following framework is hard to utilize or does not yield significant data. In either case, productive vitality investment funds openings are lost.
Numerous useful vitality supervisors settle on the keen decision and put resources into service charge following programming, yet then neglect to recuperate their underlying interest in vitality investment funds openings. How could this be?
This paper presents three basic and helpful systems that can be performed with service charge following programming. Simply performing and following up on the initial two sorts of examination will probably spare you enough cash to pay for your service charge following framework in the main year. The three themes are Benchmarking, Burden Factor Investigation, and Climate Standardization as appeared Table 1.
We should assume you were the new vitality administrator accountable for an arrangement of school structures for a region. Because of an absence of assets, you can’t give your thoughtfulness regarding every one of the schools in the meantime. You should choose a bunch of schools to redesign. To distinguish those schools most needing your consideration, one of the main things you may do is discover which schools were utilizing an excessive amount of vitality. A straightforward correlation of Absolute Yearly Utility Costs spent would recognize those structures that spend the most on vitality, yet not why.
Benchmarking Diverse Classes of Structures
While benchmarking, it is likewise helpful to just analyze comparable offices. For instance, on the off chance that you took a gander at a school locale and thought about all structures by $/SQFT, you may find that the innovation focuses organization structures were at the highest priority on the rundown, since organization structures and innovation focuses regularly have a greater number of PCs and are more vitality escalated than primary schools and preschools. These outcomes are normal and not really valuable. Therefore, it may be astute to break your structures into classes, and afterward benchmark only one classification at once.
You can benchmark your structures against one another (as we did in our precedent) or against freely accessible databases of comparative structures in your general vicinity. Vitality Star’s Portfolio Administrator enables you to think about your structures against others in your area. Maybe those structures in your portfolios that looked the most inefficient are still in the best 50th percentile of every single comparable structure in your general vicinity. This would be valuable to know.
Periodically, the board chooses that their association needs to spare some discretionary rate (5%, 10%, and so on.) on utility costs every year. Contingent on the objective, this can be very testing, if certainly feasible. Vitality supervisors can utilize benchmarking to direct administration in defining sensible vitality the executives objectives. For instance, our school locale vitality chief may choose to make an objective that the three most vitality devouring schools utilize just $0.80/SQFT. Since this is about as much as the most minimal vitality devouring schools are right now utilizing, this could be a feasible objective.
In the event that you can discover a dataset, you may likewise have the capacity to benchmark your structures against a lot of comparative structures in your general vicinity and see the scope of potential outcomes for your structures. Regardless, benchmarking will center your vitality the board endeavors and give reasonable objectives to what’s to come.
New vitality supervisors regularly look for a “dependable guideline” to use for benchmarking. A precedent could be: “In the event that your structure utilizes more than $2/SQFT/Year then you have an issue.” Lamentably, this won’t work. Diverse sorts of structures have distinctive vitality forces. In addition, diverse structure areas will require contrasting measures of vitality for warming and cooling. In San Francisco, where temperatures are reliably during the 60s, there is no cooling necessity for some, building types; though in Miami, structures will quite often require cooling. Distinctive structure types, with their trademark vitality powers, diverse climate destinations, and distinctive utility rates all consolidate to make it difficult to have dependable guidelines for benchmarking. Be that as it may, vitality administrators whose portfolios are for the most part close by, can build up their very own dependable guidelines. These guidelines will in all probability not be transferable to other vitality supervisors in various areas, with various structure types, or utilizing distinctive utility arrangements.
Benchmarking Structures in Various Areas
There are a few difficulties related with benchmarking. Assume you were the vitality director of a chain store, and you had structures in various national areas. At that point benchmarking probably won’t be valuable in a similar sense. Would it be reasonable for contrast a San Diego store with a Chicago store, when it is dependably the correct temperature outside in San Diego, and in every case excessively hot or excessively cold in Chicago? The Chicago store will always be warming or cooling, while the San Diego store probably won’t have many warming or cooling needs. Looking at $/SQFT may help choose which store areas are most costly to work because of high utility rates and diverse warming and cooling needs.
Some vitality examiners benchmark utilizing kBtu/SQFT to evacuate the impact of utility rates (supplanting $ with kBtu). Some will make it a stride further utilizing kBtu/SQFT/HDD to evacuate the impact of climate (including HDD), however including HDD (or CDD) is definitely not a reasonable estimation, as it accept that all use is related with warming. This estimation likewise does not consider cooling (or warming) needs. Numerous keen vitality directors timid far from benchmarking that includes CDD or HDD.
Distinctive Benchmarking Units
Another prominent benchmarking technique is to utilize kBtu/SQFT (every year), as opposed to $/SQFT (every year). By utilizing vitality units as opposed to costs, “dependable guidelines” can be made that are not negated with each rate increment. Moreover, the fluctuating expenses of various utility rates does not meddle with the correlation.
Benchmarking is a basic and helpful practice that enables vitality administrators to rapidly survey the vitality execution of their structures by just looking at them against one another utilizing a relative (and important) measuring stick. Structures most needing vitality the board practice are effectively singled out. Sensible vitality use targets are effectively decided for issue structures.
Burden FACTOR Examination
When you have recognized which structures you need to make increasingly effective, you can utilize Burden Factor Examination to think your vitality the board center towards lessening vitality or decreasing interest.
What Burden Factor is
Burden Factor is regularly determined by charging period, and is the proportion between normal interest and top (or metered) request. Normal interest is the normal hourly draw amid the charging time frame.
What Burden Factor Means
High Burden Variables (more noteworthy than 0.75) speak to meters that have about steady loads. Hardware is likely not killed during the evening and pinnacle use (with respect to off pinnacle utilization) is low.
Low Burden Variables (under 0.25) have a place with meters that have high pinnacle control attracts in respect to the rest of the example. These meters could be related with chillers or electric warming hardware that is killed for a significant part of the day. Low Burden Variables can likewise be related with structures that shut off about all hardware amid non-running hours, for example, grade schools.
Burden Elements more noteworthy than 1 are hypothetically outlandish , however show up every so often on service bills. Confined occasions of exceptionally high or low Burden Variables are typically a marker of metering blunders.
One school, Tyler MS, reliably has a much lower Burden Factor than the others (floating reliably around 20%). Low Burden Variables can be credited to either high pinnacle loads or low loads amid different hours. For this situation, we can’t accuse the Heap Factor issue for “peaky” cooling loads, as the issue exists all year. A conceivable reason can be that Tyler MS is completing a superior employment at closing off all lighting and other gear around evening time than alternate schools. One school (Jackson MS) ordinarily has higher Burden Components than alternate schools. One reason might be that lighting, central air and other hardware is running longer hours than at Tyler MS.
A decent vitality director would explore what building operational conduct is adding to the low Burden Factor esteems (and thusly moderately intense interest) for Tyler MS, and would examine whether the interest could be diminished. Asking about whether Jackson MS is killing gear around evening time is likewise prudent.
Burden Factor Dependable guidelines
Burden Factor examination is a craftsmanship, not a science. Distinctive structure types (for example schools, workplaces, emergency clinics, and so on.) will have diverse Burden Factor ranges. Since emergency clinics run numerous zones 24 hours every day, one may expect higher Burden Components than for schools