Automated Utility Tracking automatically captures your utility bill data to generate reports designed for analyzing historical trends, setting budgets, benchmarking, and more.
Below is an overview of the functionality. Click here if you are looking for instructions on how to set it up.
Viewing Utility Bills
Your utility bills will populate as requests in a new module, "Automated Utility Requests."
The displayed data can be configured in the grid view using the "Settings" button. These requests can each be opened to view all the data captured from that bill.
Viewing Utility Reports
Automated Utility Tracking includes four dashboards, all viewable in the module titled, "Reporting."
These reports can be opened, exported, and filtered to display only certain locations, utility types, time frames, etc.
This dashboard shows how much you spend on utilities and how those costs are broken down.
- Total Cost: This metric provides a summary of your total costs, as well as consumption costs, divided by the total square footage of all your buildings.
- Charge Breakdown: The following three charts display how your total costs are broken down across five standard categories:
- Late Fees
- Cost by Utility Type: These four reports show how different utility types break out your costs.
- Cost by Building/Meter: These four reports allow you to compare costs across different buildings or individual meters.
This dashboard measures efficiency benchmarks and performance changes over time.
- Energy Use Index (EUI): These charts provide a summary of energy consumed compared to total square footage.
- Water Use Index (WUI): These charts provide a summary of water consumed compared to total square footage.
- Power Factor: These charts provide a summary of the power factor measured by your utility provider.
- Consumption: These charts display the total consumption by month, year, building, and meter.
- Demand: These charts display the total demand by month, year, building, and meter.
Utility Usage (Weather-Normalized)
This dashboard factors temperature patterns to more accurately set performance benchmarks.
- Degree Days: These charts display the number of heating and cooling days by month or year.
- Weather-Normalized Trends: These trend lines compare total degree days, EUI, and a summary of weather-normalized EUI metrics by month and year.
- Building & Meter Benchmarks: These metrics compare weather-normalized EUI by building and meter.
Utility Usage (Event-Normalized)
This dashboard compares utility usage and event hours in each building to normalize efficiency.
- Total Event Hours: This is a measure of the total duration of all scheduled events.
- Event-Normalized EUI: This metric treats 8 event hours as an additional day in the year when calculating EUI, therfore lowering the EUI as the building houses more events.
NOTE: It is important to filter out any events that take place within normal operating hours, as those events don't have the same negative impact on utility as after-hours events do. You can do this by creating a separate request type for after-hours vs operating-hours events.
How to Set It Up
Click here to see the step-by-step guide to setting up Automated Utility Tracking.