Electric Metering

Electric metering is especially important to verify energy savings from energy efficiency projects such as lighting, veriable speed drives, new chillers, etc.

  • What kind of metering do you need to do?
  • Is it project specific? or building zones?
  • Do you want to sub-meter electric costs
  • Do you want metered data to down-load into an energy management system?

Oil Meters & Gas Meters

Oil metering is generally more complicated than gas metering. Both are important to do right with accurate and reliable meters.

Some Questions to Ask…

  • Do you want to submeter energy use from a central boiler system?
  • Do you have questions about the meter from the utility company?
  • Do you have problems with your current meter?
  • What kind of meter technology are you using, and is it accurate and reliable?

Oil Meters

Steam Metering

Steam metering is very difficult to do accurately especially in buildings with large load changes. Steam metering works better in industrial applications when the loads are often easier to control.

Questions you should be asking about steam metering…

  • Are your steam meter readings accurate?
  • Are the meters the right size?
  • How much steam do you use and does the volume change – by how much?
  • Does you meter set up account for the turn down ratio of the steam meter?
  • Do you need more than one meter?
  • Is condensate metering a better way to go?
  • Why is there a difference between you steam meter reading and your condensate meter?

Vortex Meter

Steam Condensate Metering

More accurate methods of measuring steam in buildings is measuring the condensate that forms after the steam condenses before it is pumped back to the boiler.

Questions you should be asking about steam metering…

  • Will condensate metering work for your building?
  • Is your steam system out of control and venting steam?
  • How do you protect your condensate meter form live steam in the condensate return lines?
  • Is your condensate meter piped properly?
  • Are the condensate meters accurate?
  • Who is reading the meters?
  • Do you want to Automate the meter reading process?
  • Have you automated the process of billing?

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Meter Install Drawing

Water Metering

Water and sewer rates are rising dramatically everywhere. The cost of water and sewer is higher than heating costs for some building owners. Metering water use makes sense.

Some Simple questions about water in your building you need to know the answer to…

  • Are water and sewer rates rising in your area?
  • Who pays for the water use?
  • Do they waste water because they are not paying the bills?
  • Are leaks reported?
  • Can you measure the impact of water efficiency projects you invest in?
  • When was the last time you changed the water meter(s)?
  • Are the meters you are using reliable?
  • What standards do your water meters meet?

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Water Meter Specs
Remote Displays

BTU Metering

Where are BTU Meters Used?

  • Heating Systems
  • Cooling Systems
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • District Heating Systems
  • Co-Generation systems
  • Solar Systems
  • Efficiency Measurement Verification
  • Geothermal Systems

Why Measure BTUs?

  • Bill for energy use (apartments, condominiums, dormitories, offices, stores) so the people using energy are responsible and accountable for their energy use.
  • Increase efficiency (savings can be as much as 40% when the economic onus is put on the end user.) Energy users tend to lower thermostats, fix leaks, close windows and generally be more conscientious about what they use when they are paying the bill.
  • Allocate energy use to divisions so costs are properly covered.

How do BTU Meters Work?

BTU’s are calculated by multiplying the temperature difference (ƒ¢T) between the supply and return lines by the flow rate (gpm) through these lines.

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Energy and Water Metering

About Energy & Water Metering

How can you prioritize your energy and water efficiency investments, if you don’t know how energy and water is used? The technology for metering is evolving quickly as energy and water prices rise. The Europeans have been way out in front of the United States in measuring energy and water use and are much more efficient about how they use energy and water. The European move to higher efficiency has also been driven by much higher energy and water prices. The energy and water prices have made significant jumps United States and are expected to move higher. Energy and water efficiency or investments in conservation are some of the best investments a building owner and facility manager can make with 15% to over 100% return on investments (ROI) realized. Where else can you get that kind of return these days? Investing in energy efficiency provides the financial gift that keeps on giving, and at the same time reduces pollution and lower greenhouse gases.

Metering enables you to prioritize your energy efficiency investment and then monitor and verify you are getting the financial returns claimed by efficiency vendors.

BTU Metering

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Building owners with a central heating and/or cooling system generally include the cost of utilities with the rent. Unfortunately, tenants tend to take advantage of the perceived “free” utilities. BTU meters enable the building owner to pass through the energy costs to the tenants, while enabling the tenants to get credit for energy efficiency efforts. Studies have shown that energy costs in centrally heated and cooled apartments can be reduced by as much as 40% when the tenants pay for their own utilities. The tenants also benefit from lower utility costs because the rate for a centrally heated or cooled apartment building is much less than an individually metered apartment building.

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Commercial Buildings
BTU meters can also be used with tenants in commercial buildings as well.

Industrial Process
BTU meters can be used to bill specific costs areas of a particular process and better track operating costs as well as production performance.

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Metering Services

Conservation Solutions Corporation will provide turnkey metering services. Our services include on-site analysis of the best way to meter your building or facility depending on you objectives. Some of those objectives may include sub-metering or billing tenants, measuring energy use by division, or zones or measuring the performance of individual pieces of equipment. We can also work with you to determine the best way to monitor and track energy use either manual reading, digital read outs that can be connected to a computer. We can also work with you on energy or water use reporting methodologies. Finally, Conservation Solutions Corporation can work with you on billing for energy or water use is an opportunity to increase energy and water efficiency use, because the economic onus is transferred to the user to reduce consumption and be efficient about their energy and water use.

 

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