Survey: Energy efficiency and the bottom line

How important are energy savings are to a company’s bottom line?  What are Canadian companies doing about it? A survey released by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance presented a snapshot of Canadian businesses with the goal of finding out  attitudes and activities around energy conservation. The survey was fielded with two main groups; a general […]

LEED Metering made simple (and intelligent)

Submetering is a key component of LEED certified buildings and the value to property owners and developers is reflected in the credits available from metering in each of the LEED Rating Systems. Electrical or mechanical engineers and energy consultants play a critical role in designing and implementing advanced submetering systems that meet properties’ and stakeholders evolving […]

Intelligent Utility Management made possible with big data

The vast amount of data generated from submetering utilities can enable building owners, managers and operators to manage their utility usage more efficiently, leading to conservation and cost savings. However without energy management software (EMS) that will automate measuring, monitoring and reporting, your ‘big data’ won’t be easily turned into actionable insights.  The big data […]

Submetering Water: Preparing for Demand and Climate Change

The September 16 story in the Vancouver Sun further reinforces our view that it makes good business sense that water, like other utilities, be submetered.  We recognize that water metering for single family homes is a long term project.  The boom of new construction and retro-fit multi-residential properties in Metro Vancouver can  and should be metered […]

The Sustainable Data Landscape

On September 24 CaGBC’s panel of experts will answer questions on the state of sustainability data from utility management and more: Where is the industry at now? And, where is it headed? Hear from an expert panel including Mike Easton, co-owner and Vice President, QMC Metering Solutions. The access and management of  sustainability data is […]