When we talk about large financial institutions, we think massive buildings with Thousands of people coming and going. The Sanlam building in Bellville with well over 3000 people comes to mind immediately.
The cost of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) can be astronomical. HVAC typically allows for the biggest energy consumption in any country. This specific sector works from huge data centres that consumes massive amounts of energy to operate properly.
Our system have been installed in companies like Sanlam (Case Study), Discovery and Santam to name a few, that shows the remarkable turnaround that have been brought on by our online measurement analysis. Our plan consisted of more efficient power usage including changing the behaviour of employees. There was a remarkable change and subsequent energy savings were notable. The reason for the behavioural change was, that our online meter can be installed all across the board, where costs needs to be calculated. We could determine the costs accurately and assist in developing accountability among the employees.The reason for the behavioural change was, that our Online Meter can be installed all across the board, where costs needs to be calculated. We could determine the costs accurately, and assist in growing accountability among the employers.
Detailed measurement also allows engineers to target specific areas for energy interventions and measure the results of any projects implemented.Several sites have used the data for bill verification exercises with great results. The bill verification exercise became even more important in areas with less efficient city councils (such as Johannesburg) where we see many sites using Power-Star data purely for bill verification purposes. It is critical to make sure you are billed correctly, as any efficiency projects will only show expected financial benefits if the billing is correct.