Northwestern University has awarded a contract for submetering, and monthly recharge process to utiliVisor, a leading energy advisor and provider of submetering and energy plant oversight services for the purpose of increasing efficiency.
The metering and submetering will be employed in 224 buildings, totaling approximately 15 million square feet on Northwestern’s campuses, a 240-acre parcel featuring a broad mix of academic, research and administrative buildings.
“Northwestern is committed to being a leader in sustainability and to reducing its energy consumption by 20% by 2020 from the 2010 baseline,” said Timothy Angerame, utiliVisor’s COO. “The first step in lowering the University’s overall energy consumption is to precisely understand its overall energy picture, accurately quantifying utility data and allocations.”
The utiliVisor solution is to develop a streamlined, comprehensive and auditable method of allocating utility costs within both campuses using metered data. The project will be implemented in two phases:
Review of meter methodology and recharge process
utiliVisor will document, type, multiplier and area served in one cohesive document
Onsite training of Northwestern meter reading using the utiliVisor iPad platform for both electronic logging and meter reading
utiliVisor connection, monthly meter reading and submeter recharge package generation
Allocation data from the meters will be collected via the web. Northwestern will be provided with a custom cloud based platform detailing all utility charges, as well as comprehensive utility profiles/consumption reports.
“The utiliVisor system will provide Northwestern with the latest submetering and utility accounting technologies,” said Mr. Angerame. “It offers a customizable, expandable and dependable platform for the accurate analysis and allocation of all campus utilities.”
Originally posted on BusinessWire