Online monitoring and targeting system updated with even-easier-to-use energy dashboard
Concept Energy Solutions, a leading carbon consultancy, has updated its highly- successful web-based monitoring and targeting tool, ASPECT, giving greater flexibility to multi-site users and making its energy dashboard even more intuitive and easy to use.
ASPECT is able to unlock typical energy savings of 10-20% just by providing a means to understand the data collected by on-site meters. ASPECT’s easy-to-
use software, which is already being used by blue chip clients like Centrica, enables real-time energy monitoring and management. On-site problems can be quickly detected and remedied, reducing the maintenance burden. All of this can be done at the click of a mouse, from anywhere in the world.
Now, in its new and updated version, ASPECT offers quick comparisons of energy use across multiple sites; more flexible security options; fast display of attention-grabbing alarms; and a dynamic dashboard that makes energy management simpler than ever.
Intuitive energy dashboard
The ASPECT system collects data from electricity, gas, water, heat and steam meters (supplier meters and internal meters), and it can also be directly linked to other applications, including the Building Energy Management System (BEMS), monitoring equipment, chillers, boilers, temperature sensors and more.
This data is fed into ASPECT’s graphically-illustrated energy dashboard. User-friendly for staff members at all levels, the energy dashboard is easy to view and understand. The dashboard modules automatically reposition for maximum visibility when zooming or when used on small screens. And it’s even easier to navigate between energy use graphs, which can be viewed according to daily, weekly, monthly or yearly data.
Quick comparisons across multiple sites
As a fully scalable system, ASPECT is suitable for single or multi-site organisations in sectors ranging from industrial, retail, commercial, to the public sector. The ASPECT dashboard can now be fully customised, using a drag-and-drop action to simply arrange modules. This ensures the user can see at a glance what is most important to them.
The size of each module can be adjusted, and dashboard space is maximised, thanks to icon-accessed menus and ‘hover’ information elements. A navigation slider makes it possible to quickly switch between information about multiple buildings, across different sites.
The ASPECT system has particular use to commercial landlords, who can use it to monitor energy use in different parts of a building and invoice tenants accordingly.
More flexible security options
ASPECT now has an enhanced security model, which allows for more flexible security options. The system can be configured so that certain users are able to see as much – or as little – site information as is prudent. In this way, access can be restricted to certain areas of the system and individual monitored devices.
Faster alerts to problems
Faster response times have also been enabled, thanks to quicker alarm handling and display. So, if there’s a problem, the user is alerted to it quickly, ensuring that it can be immediately rectified.
Faster alarm handling means action can be taken whenever energy consumption exceeds target levels. And the ASPECT package can also be extended to perform condition-based monitoring, alerting maintenance teams to any deterioration in plant performance.
A real-world tool from carbon experts
Peter Stockwell, Director of Concept Energy, comments: “ASPECT was developed in a real world environment by engineers that truly understand what’s needed in an energy management tool. This knowledge has allowed us to keep innovating: ASPECT has now been updated to further improve the user experience.”
The new, improved ASPECT provides an all-around energy management package from a company that understands the realities of carbon reduction.