Energy Management 102: Energy Management as a Service – A holistic S.M.A.R.T approach
Coming years would bring escalating pressures on facility managers to govern their energy consumption better plus increase the sustainability as businesses across the world experience very different building energy savings patterns.
Why? This is because every building administration operates their respective facility differently, which has led to a significant demand for energy and water use benchmarking for all facilities in order to account for rising energy needs and for smooth functioning of the building.
Although, a common dilemma generally faced by industry experts and energy managers is, the decision to choose the Right Approach to maintain or maximize energy savings. We at Environmental Solutions and Consultancy (ESC), have shared a brief sneak-peek into the accurate approach details in our post – Energy Management 101: The Right Approach
Expanding its appeal in the industry is the solution of offering Energy Management ‘As-a-Service’ (EMaaS), which leverages a variety of technologies from cloud and energy data analytics to infrastructure and sensors, combining all vital data and measurements in a framework that provides in-depth and granular insight, to attain better business outcomes.
Further to the above, EMaaS leaves the operation, management and maintenance to the service provider, allowing clients to focus on critical business activities only. It also allows energy consultants and energy managers to pay as they expand, that is, the client can avail higher package subscriptions or upgrade their current energy management system to the next advanced version, so that the exact needs of the client are matched.
Thus, using a dynamic platform like such along with - contributions made by energy domain experts, proprietary analytics & value engineering, the market growth can be huge. Wireless automation of facilities at very low costs and integration of all hardware, analytics platform and sensors or measurement devices, facilitates the ESCOs to provide EMaaS as a managed service, allowing smooth deployment of the energy management system into the respective facilities’ present setup.
Also, with the essential tech-capabilities in place for today’s business requirements, ESCOs can address the principal energy cost and savings drivers to secure clients with paramount benefits.
EMaaS provides clients with the propensity to have a real-time understanding of their energy utilization and execute consumption-reducing behaviors that will help the enterprise to continuously improve their energy management, gradually with new sensors and software to meet varying needs.