No Silver Bullet for Rising Energy Costs, But There is Power Monitoring

You may have noticed that energy prices are on the rise.

While there is much chatter about wind farms, solar panels and hydrogen-powered vehicles, Building Automation Industry customers are reliant upon current energy sources and those prices continue to go up.

While we have little control over energy prices, we can control costs by controlling energy consumption.

Our government has also recognized the need to curb energy consumption with legislation like the “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

In addition to legislation, ASHRAE has updated its standard 90.1 -2010, the Energy Standard for Buildings (except Low-Rise Residential Buildings).

Many states refer to this standard when drafting codes and regulations regarding energy design and implementation for new construction or major renovation projects.

I think we can all agree that this is valuable information that can help us save energy and save money.

But, the first step in saving energy is to identify where you’re using energy and exactly how much.

That’s why power monitoring is critical. Power monitor devices let you know exactly how much energy you are using and when. That knowledge can help you determine equipment and process changes what will reduce energy consumption and costs.

The good news is that Kele, the nation’s leading supplier of building automation products, has a new power monitor on the horizon that is going to help to make this process easier than ever before.

In the next few months we will be releasing information on our new Kele power monitor, endicator™. We’ll also give you great tips on submetering, smart metering and remote power monitoring, and how it can help you in your energy conservation efforts. For a sneak peak, check out the product page.

So, stay plugged in.

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