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.
Chiller Plant Performance
Water Consumption Compared to Overflow
Hourly Water Consumption Totals
Equipment Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance
Monitoring 3 Phase Motors to Detect Phase Failure
Monitoring Pipe Temperature
Analyze Runtime Outside of Operating Hours
Critical Facility Monitoring
Monitor Differential Pressure Between Rooms
Calculate Room Air Changes
Comparing Monthly Water, Energy, and Gas Usage
Alerts for High Consumption