SmartSpaces Helps English Town Reduce Energy
A project in Bristol, England, concentrates on using the data from the Bristol City Council’s smart meters, which collect energy use data for every half-hour from more than 500 buildings across the city, resulting in 36.8 million bits of data, from electricity, gas, oil and renewable resources.
Bristol City Council’s Energy Service, in partnership with software provider SystemsLink, has created a number of tools that convert this data into actionable information and images that can be used to reduce energy use.
The tools are available to a variety of users, including building managers, accountants and general staff. The tools have been piloted across the council for nearly a year and they have resulted in energy savings of up to 20 percent in some buildings, with a target of five percent across the city.
From next year, the SmartSpaces service will be offered to organizations buying their energy through the City Council. A commercial product will also be launched by SystemsLink as an add-on to its energy manager software.
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