Buildings & Campuses

Overview

Building and facilities managers face increasing pressure to reduce the costs of operating medium and large commercial facilities, including airports, warehouses, hospitals, office buildings, public libraries, and university campuses. It is becoming increasingly critical to monitor and optimize energy usage to reduce overall utility costs. TeleSenseTM provides a dynamic and scalable solution for real-time energy monitoring and optimization.

 

Benefits

Data Gathering

Wireless sensors and sensor hubs use commercially available energy monitors to collect usage data from electrical panels.

Optimization

The use of HVAC and lighting systems are optimally scheduled based on building occupancy, weather changes, zone temperature variations, and dynamic pricing data. TeleSense allows dynamic scheduling of HVAC systems, AHUs, chillers, boilers, pumps, etc.; remote operation of lighting sources; and remote actuation of plug loads.

Automatic Demand Response

TeleSense’s network of wireless sensors, sensor hubs, and gateway devices provide the connectivity and the remote actuation platform necessary to reap all of the cost-saving benefits of automatic demand-response (ADR) programs run by utility companies.

Real-Time Monitoring

TeleSense monitors energy usage over HVAC systems, lighting systems, and plug-loads on an hourly basis and provides insights and alerts into the energy consumption patterns of the building.

Energy Usage Analysis

Our advanced analytics engine generates hourly, daily, and monthly energy consumption maps of your building, which it uses to identify opportunities to reduce overall utility costs.

Usage Modeling

TeleSense advanced machine learning techniques allow the system to learn the energy usage behavior of the building and develop a predictive model to optimize future system performance.

How it works

Summary
  • TeleSense continuously gathers current and voltage data from the building’s electrical distribution panel using current transformers and energy analyzers.
  • Using LEEDS data and basic information about the facility, TeleSense software creates a simulated building model and monitors variations from the model by continuously comparing it to real-time data, allowing you to make smart decisions about pre-cooling, pre-heating, and shutting off AHUs.
  • ProVolta™ analytics software uses TeleSense data and information on weather, variable energy rates, and demand-response pricing to generate precise reports and alerts that can reduce energy consumption by up to 30%.

TeleSense Energy Optimization Flowchart

Visualization

ProVolta™ advanced analytics software converts raw data on energy consumption into actionable charts and graphs that illustrate the consumption pattern of the facility. HVAC, lighting, and plug- load usage data can be visualized on an hourly, daily, or monthly level in order to determine the largest sources of energy consumption.

Demand Analysis

TeleSense compares the hourly load demand to your building’s baseline load and identifies abnormal spikes or irregular behavior. Long-term reports can be generated to show the effects of energy saving programs you have implemented.

Individualized Reports

Real-time energy data is converted into detailed hourly HVAC, lighting, and plug load maps, which identify when these systems are using more energy than they should. This detailed data can be coupled with optimization platforms to actuate plugs and schedule HVAC and lighting systems, reducing phantom energy consumption and decreasing your monthly costs.