Part 1/5: How to design a submetering solution that is both affordable and non-intrusive?
In all my professional career I have been involved in BMS design work and have had an amazing journey solving complex integration projects but also trying to get small repetitive cost-effective solutions designed.
I'm a problem solver myself and I'm sure you are too and I would like to share with you the solutions I found to some of the most challenging BMS design problems I had to solve.
Even though submetering is the key component in targeting energy efficiency, more often than not, businesses chose not to submeter their utilities. This is due to either the high cost of installation or the disruption involved in wiring the meters back to the BMS system over long distances.
When designing such a solution to deliver both cost effective and non-intrusive installation the answer had to be wireless. The question was then which wireless to use? To answer this we have tried all the available wireless solutions and the conclusion we reached was that there must be a specific set of criteria to be met in order to make this work.