Senseware's Dashboard allows you to get even more out of your data through the use of analytics, aggregation, and correlation. The platform is flexible enough to provide value for a variety of applications, from M&V to quantifying HVAC performance or analyzing air quality. Some examples for specific applications are shown below.
Energy Consumption Compared to Outside Air Temperature
A good indicator of whether or not HVAC equipment is performing well involves correlating its energy usage with the outdoor air temperature. A situation where equipment uses more energy than it has historically, without significantly higher outdoor temperatures, could indicate problems or inefficiencies.
Delta T Between Supply and Return Air
Oftentimes HVAC efficiency is quantified in part by using the delta T between various quantities. In this case, the delta T refers to the change in temperature between supply and return air.
Compressor Runtime Compared to Delta T
A good way to determine potential problems with an HVAC unit is to monitor compress usage along with the delta T mentioned above. If a compressor is running, but there is little to no indication of cool supply air, or a minimal delta T, it could indicate compressor problems.
Indoor Air Quality
Comparing Conference Rooms, Offices, and Outside Conditions
Ventilation can vary greatly within a commercial building. When conference rooms undergo high occupancy, their air quality can degrade compared to nearby offices or even outside conditions. Comparing these air quality differences can allow a building operator to adjust ventilation as necessary.
Correlating Office Traffic with Air Quality
A good way to determine if ventilation adequately suits a given area is by monitoring the amount of foot traffic the space experiences. In this example a motion/occupancy sensor is correlated to CO2 presence.
Analyzing How Outside Weather Phenomena Affects Indoor Air Quality
Weather phenomena outside a building owner's control, such as wildfires, can negatively affect the air quality inside a building.