Energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a guessing game. Today, businesses and organizations are taking advantage of advanced energy data and monitoring-based commissioning techniques to maximize long-term efficiency and lower production costs. When electricity prices are on the rise, efficiency is essential. Monitoring-based commissioning refers to the practice of continuously tracking energy data, either from industrial systems or a building management system (BMS), using each of these control data points to ensure that performance goals are met, both today and over time.
In other words, monitoring-based commissioning allows building management staff to ensure that their facility is running properly by utilizing meter data to decipher if or when something goes wrong or energy usage does not match up to previously set baselines. This meter data can be viewed and analyzed on customized, web-based applications to ensure complete real-time access. The key to monitoring-based commissioning is that it helps to keep efficiency savings consistent over time. By continually using monitoring-based data, it allows businesses and organizations to recognize areas for improvement in their energy consumption and ensure that energy efficiency measures persist over time.