Quality monitoring strategies together with well calibrated metering systems are critical to the successful and sustainable operation of a building. Usage information from water and energy meters can act as a meaningful deterrent to wasteful behaviour and is a powerful tool to raise awareness of the financial and environmental benefits of reduced water and energy use.
Through metering and monitoring systems, facilities management teams can monitor water and energy use, conduct audits and manage consumption. Effective monitoring and metering strategies also offer a solid method for detecting leaks in water and energy systems, and are an effective means by which to fine tune operational procedures.
The ‘Ongoing Monitoring and Metering’ credit rewards the installation of water and energy meters and the implementation of metering and monitoring strategies that inform facilities management teams about usage patterns for their building. The credit rewards both a basic monitoring strategy that relies on regular readings, and an automated monitoring strategy that relies on automated data collection and interpretation.
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