QMC - Building Intelligence with Submetering Solutions

Integrated Submetering

"QMC brought us a solution that was customized for our cost recovery and tenant billing needs... Ownership has realized the importance of the investment and with accurate information the recovery dollar certainly has risen."

Shauna Cuddahy, Senior Accountant, West Edmonton Mall Read case study

Markets

QMC serves clients in all different markets. We provide metering and submetering solutions for commercial buildings such as malls and office complexes; multi-residential apartment buildings and condominiums; universities, schools, and other institutions; factories, warehouses, and industrial establishments; and even recreational areas like marinas and RV parks. Read on to learn more about how QMC’s submetering services can help you, no matter what market you’re in.

Commercial

QMC provides utility management services for property managers on a property by property basis, or for entire portfolios across the country. We integrate existing electrical, water, gas and thermal meters onto a single data collection platform, providing full data access to anyone who needs it at any time. Best -in -class meter systems for both new constructions and retrofit projects.

Meter system maintenance is a core QMC service. This means monthly service calls to inspect and verify modifications and additions to the meter system. It also means daily monitoring of the site through our MeterConnex platform, which enables the customer to discover energy consumption anomalies and patterns.

Multi-Residential

QMC supplies electrical, water, gas and thermal metering systems to measure the utility consumption of each tenant. Meter data is easily converted for analysis, reporting or tenant billing.

Common area utilities can be metered separately, with the costs borne by the strata or property manager and allocated to the tenants on a square footage or occupancy basis.

QMC also provides electric vehicle (EV) monitoring systems, installing multi-customer meters to monitor the electricity consumption of EV charging at individual tenant parking stalls.

Institutional

Improved Data Monitoring Technology with QMC Integrated Submetering Services for Institutions

QMC provides integrated submetering services for existing electrical, water thermal energy and gas metering systems to enable centralized data collection of all utility metering systems within a particular property or facility. In addition to existing meter systems, QMC works with engineers to design and specify new integrated metering systems, which will meet the client’s requirements for open protocol, cloud-enabled data monitoring. This enables data accessibility by multiple user groups.

Here are just a few of our institutional clients:

• University of British Columbia

• Edmonton School Board

• CFB Comox

• CFB Trenton

• Department of Fisheries and Oceans

• GTAP

• RCMP

QMC sources industrial grade metering systems from multiple manufacturers who are leaders in their field, and integrates their technologies and protocols into a single, all-encompassing platform. Compatible manufacturers include:

• Endress+Hauser

• Kamstrup

• Landis & Gyr

• Elster

• Schneider

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Industrial

Metering Services in Industrial Scenarios

Our industrial clients install metering systems to track costs associated with production processes or divisions within an organization. The meters are typically integrated into an on premise Building Operation System (BAS) for real-time monitoring. The integration to the BAS will allow for alarm notification if electrical peak demand exceeds targeted set points.

We provide custom submetering solutions for a wide variety of industrial properties including:

• Factories

• Warehousing & Distribution Centres

• Port Facilities

• Movie Studios

Submetering for Multiple Tenants

Warehouse and Distribution Centres may monitor the utility expenses from multiple tenants within the facility. QMC produces and issues monthly consumption and cost allocation statements to the tenants on behalf of the property managers. Port authorities will meter independent business units operating within the facility and charge the entities back for the cost of the electrical, gas and water they consume through their operations.

Our Satisfied Clients use QMC meter systems and MeterConnex monitoring services across Canada, including:

• Canadian Tire Distribution Centre

• Nestle Distribution Centre

• Port of Montreal

• Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

• The Bridge Studios

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Recreational

Metering Services for Recreational Facilities

Our recreational clients install a wide range of meter systems, which enable them to monitor the electrical, water and gas consumption of individual boat slips, camp pads, or RV spaces. Meters are typically installed at individual pedestals for each unit, or at kiosks that distribute power to multiple units from a single location.

We provide custom submetering solutions for a wide variety of commercial recreational properties including:

• Marinas

• RV Parks

• Campgrounds

Types of Meter Systems

If the facility has a manual read meter, then the property manager will read it themselves and create their own cost allocation statements. By installing a fully automated, wireless meter system, though, QMC will collect the data for you on our MeterConnex platform and use it to generate monthly reports for each tenant, and for the facility as a whole.

Billing Flexibility

Recreation properties may bill their tenants anywhere from once a month to once a year. The degree to which the property will want to bill and collect will depend on the average consumption and cost of utilities being consumed by the tenants. QMC will establish a meter plan with each client, based upon how frequently meter data is required and how difficult it is to obtain meter readings. Based upon that information, we will design the most efficient and cost-effective metering solution to meet the client’s data collection and billing needs.

Our Satisfied Clients using QMCmeter systems and MeterConnex monitoring services to recreation properties across Canada including:

• Quayside Marina

• Vancouver Rowing Club

• Victoria International Marina

• Steveston Harbour Authority

• Newfoundland Federal Wharfs

• Seal Bay RV Park

• Tynehead RV Park

• Rolling Acres Campground

• Ontario Private Campground Assoc.

• Reids Lake Campground

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Utility Billing

QMC provides a broad of products and services to our utility customers across Canada including:

• Procurement and warehousing of electrical, water, gas and thermal meters

• Project management

• Measurement Canada meter testing and inspection services

• Automated meter reading and data management

• Meter reading, billing and collection services

Types of Utility Billing Service Providers

• Electrical and Natural Gas Utilities

• Municipalities

• Energy Service Providers

• Submetering Service Providers

Utility Regulation Requirements

Our utility clients understand metering and will only accept products and services that are proven in the marketplace and meet all regulatory requirements, including:

• Measurement Canada

• AWWA

• EN-1434

• NSF61

Our Satisfied Clients

Our utility and submetering service provider clients include:

• Fortis Alternative Energy Services

• Fortis AB

• Powerstream Energy Services Inc.

• Golden Horseshoe Metering Service

• Enercare and Provident Energy

• Apex Innovations

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