Our advanced UGSProfiler technologies and service offerings provide end to end solutions to drive down energy-related costs and optimize energy use.
Our goal is to help you maximize energy efficiency, organizational capability and return on your energy investment. The full range of energy management services include:
Real-time load, energy usage, and costs to identify savings opportunities
Many businesses are missing out on substantial potential savings without even being aware of it. Our fully-customizable UGSProfiler technology provides clear and rapid profiles of your energy usage and costs to help you identify and capture any lost savings due to energy waste or sub-optimal cost allocation. The UGS system records utility meter data and electricity prices every 5 minutes. Utilities include, electricity, gas, water, steam, and chilled water. As well, temperature and humidity is tracked for Monitoring and Targeting applications (read about Monitoring & Targeting in the Energy Forecasting section). Meter data is translated to real time on-line reports which can be viewed by the customer on any computer connected to the internet. We provide:
- Utility revenue meter monitoring
- Tenant and cost center sub-metering
- Equipment and building systems monitoring
- Temperature and humidity monitoring
- Real time electricity prices
Track load profiles, energy prices, budgets, facility performance, energy bill verification
UGSProfiler reports include real time web based reports as well as daily and monthly comparative reports. All reports can be viewed on any internet connected computer. The UGSProfiler reports provide a real time window into your energy usage and costs, billing, energy budgeting, energy forecasting, facility energy performance and allow you to realize immediate cost-savings by:
- Identifying real time usage anomalies which result in wasted energy
- Forecasting real time energy usage and comparing to actual usage
- Identifying real time deviations in energy budgets and performance measures
- Identifying billing inaccuracies
Energy Analysis and Engineering
Building & equipment audits and engineering solutions for energy cost improvements
Efficient energy usage is a key component to any organization’s overall productivity and profitability. Yet many businesses fail to actively manage their energy resources beyond paying their utility bills. UGS provides dynamic and detailed visibility into your energy requirements, usage and cost. We begin by creating a comprehensive building energy usage baseline profile for your organization. We then identify energy cost savings, providing prioritized, actionable recommendations directly to the relevant decision-makers. Our experts can manage the implementation of energy efficiency initiatives and we follow-up with monitoring and verification of our proposed cost savings. Best of all, you can view the results on-line on our secure web-site. Our engineering analysis services include:
- Load profile analysis
- Energy cost assessment
- Facility system analysis
- Carbon Emissions assessment
We manage the energy data analysis and deployment; you enjoy energy savings without giving up control of the decision-making process.
Automate building control systems to respond to electricity price spikes or peak demand signals
UGS can deliver alarm signals to building control systems or specific pieces of equipment when electricity prices or electrical demand exceeds a predetermined threshold. Typical commercial loads that can be controlled during price spikes and demand restraints include fans, chillers, motors, and electric boilers. Residential load control applications include water heaters, air conditioners, heat pumps and pool motors.
The UGS load control system records the duration of the load control and the electricity price during the control period and reports the cost savings resulting from the control event. In commercial and industrial applications, the magnitude of the load drop can be viewed in the real time UGSProfiler energy monitoring report. In the case of residential load control, the UGSProfiler system also confirms that the control was actually activated at the equipment.
Optimize energy procurement costs
Efficient energy use begins at the procurement stage. Whether you’re a facility manager purchasing energy to satisfy ongoing operating needs or an institution investing in energy contracts to ensure uninterrupted service, procurement can be as important as how much you use. In competitive energy markets, who you purchase from, when you buy and what type of energy you invest in, can account for significant differences in the cost of energy! Our knowledgeable team of experts can help ensure you don’t leave these important considerations to chance by creating an energy strategy and procurement plan specific to your energy requirements and business needs. We also provide post-deployment measurement and verification to ensure that your energy practices change with your business needs. With the right energy strategy in place, you can:
- Reduce your energy costs
- Avoid outages and related losses
- Improve expense visibility and operational efficiency
- Reduce your environmental impact
Our approach to energy strategy is to provide you with the highest return on energy investment with the least amount of effort on your part. Our goal is to make energy work for you by creating a comprehensive, fact-based and actionable strategy that supports your overall business strategy, increases productivity and improves your bottom line.
Monitoring & Targeting
Know what your energy usage should be
Monitoring & Targeting is an analytical tool which correlates outside temperature to building energy usage. Once the temperature-usage relationship is determined for a specific building, the UGS on-line system takes over as a forecasting tool and monitors expected energy usage versus actual usage as a function of outside temperature. Anomalies between forecast and actual usage are reported in real time allowing building operators to correct control system settings before significant energy wastage occurs. The M&T tool is also applicable to industrial operations where energy usage is correlated to production (e.g. blast furnace steel production).
Customized reporting solutions for special needs
UGS provides monitoring and reporting services for specialized applications such as cogeneration. Custom reports are designed to help facility operators manage their energy systems. For example, UGS monitors gas input to cogen plants, as well as kWh output, engine thermal output, and ISO 5 minute prices. The economics of operating the cogen are calculated every 5 minutes and can be used to optimize the cogen output level.
UGS has staff that can create specialized web based reporting required by the customer.
Commercial, Industrial and Retail Operators
Make your building a LEEDs Gold building and improve your bottom line at the same time.
Institutions and Government Customers
Set the energy management standard for all energy users.
Utilities and Co-Generators
Manage customer loads and optimize co-generation operations.