Ideas and news about electrical metering and building information management.
Making the Case for Submeters
Study after study shows that submetering results in significant savings for building owners and tenants alike. Still, not everyone has jumped on the submetering bandwagon.
Triacta Gateway Receives Measurement Canada Approval
Triacta introduces Triacta GATEWAY™ — modular, high density electrical meters and pulse collectors for measurement and verification (M&V), energy management, tenant billing, and building control applications.
Future-Proof Electrical SubMetering to Meet Your Specific Market Need
We’ve recently taken a bit of a break from digging deep on the ins and outs of building information management and modern networking to create some solution oriented narratives that focus on typical submetering markets.
Electrical Metering and the Building Internet of Things
The rapid emergence of the Internet of Things has opened up the opportunity for property managers to supercharge their electrical submetering to becoming an essential element of a building's information plan.
Commercial Submetering: How Much Could You Save, Really?
There are several strategies for reducing energy costs, but few are as compelling and fundamental as submetering. Many studies have shown that using submeters to allocate costs based on actual energy use is one of the most effective ways to reduce consumption.
Cloud-based Metering Infrastructure Management
It’s pretty clear to most that an open information plan that keeps your data free from vendor or system lock-in is essential to any instrumentation and control measures you deploy. Less recognized yet arguably as important, however, is having secure and ready access to the actual building devices themselves.
Electrical Metering in the Microgrid Age
Microgrids represent a significant shift in electricity supply and distribution, and a burgeoning opportunity for corporate leaders, building owners, and property managers to participate in the growing economy of distributed energy networks.
Your Systems Specifier May Be Ignoring Your Building Data Information Plan
The need for accurate, reliable electricity usage information in an energy management age is well documented. What is less understood is the key role your electrical meter plays in your overall building data information plan, and how choosing the wrong meter can cost you money and time — lots of it.
Show you the money? Show me the meter!
If you are going to bill tenants or participate in government incentive programs, you need to choose a metering platform that is robust and accurate enough to handle the job.
Submetering for Sustainable Intelligent Buildings in the IoT Age
Triacta releases AIA and US Green Building accredited training for building professionals.
It's Not Enough to Measure
H. James Harrington had it right, measurement is the key to improvement. But there is an important corollary to Harrington’s assertion — it’s not enough to measure.
From Space Saver to Building Information Cornerstone
The future of multi-point metering is moving beyond being simply a metering platform to becoming a generic building information intelligence platform.
Whose Data is it Anyway?
With today’s open communication protocols, there’s no reason that property managers and building owners shouldn’t be able to take full advantage of as many web services as they like — without restriction or having to choose a single provider. It’s your data after all.
Web Centric Building Management
The rapid development of cloud-based applications and the evolution of networking technologies have set the stage for a radical change in how building services will be delivered and managed going forward.
No Energy Management Program?
According to the US Federal Energy Management Program, businesses without proactive energy management programs are spending 10 to 45 percent more on energy per year than they need.
Take Advantage of Local Law 88 to Save Electricity Costs and Boost Your Bottom Line
There was a time when "utilities included" was a common commercial leasing sales model. That scenario is fading fast, however, with the final nail in the “utilities included” coffin coming January 1, 2025.
Submetering in New York City: Compliance and Opportunity
New Yorkers spend about $22 billion a year on electricity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Not surprisingly, state and municipal governments continue their efforts to raise citizens' awareness of electricity consumption, promote conservation efforts, and reduce overall demand.