The energy consumption story at Factory No. 7 Property (Fabrikkveien 7) is one we’ve heard too often: they used more energy than the building required. The client is based in Rogaland in Norway. They had been in contact with an established energy supplier who gave them no feedback on how to address their surplus energy problem and reduce consumption in the future.
Because of the pandemic, the client’s activity stopped, but the building continued to have a high baseload power.
The payment structure for energy use in Rogaland requires clients to pay an extra fee per hour during the months of electricity consumption peaks (October to March). Thus, when activities resumed, the energy consumption and cost peaked in the winter months. The baseload power consumption was 89 kWh in October 2019 and 136 kWh in 2020, a 34% increase. This led to extremely high costs for Factory No. 7 Property and its tenants.
Sensor Solution Leadsd to Energy Savings & Sustainability Gains
Factory No. 7 Property reached out to Noova, who deployed temperature sensors to transmit the building’s data to their Logic Energy system. Logic Energy applies analytics to the building data gathered from the sensors, which gave Factory No. 7 Property insights into their building.
Before deploying the solution, Factory No. 7 Property had a minimal view of their ventilation system. Thus, 12 sensors were installed on the building’s HVAC systems to monitor the ventilation systems’ operating times and optimize their use.
In addition, Noova installed sensors to monitor the facility’s indoor temperature to optimize the building’s indoor climate and maintain optimal temperature levels. This led to reduced energy consumption and sustainability gains for Factory No. 7 Property.
Factory No. 7 Property is satisfied with the operational insights gained thanks to Noova. Insights from sensors give a complete overview of the building’s ventilation system. Factory No. 7 saw energy savings results thanks to Noova’s system based on their energy consumption meters and only 12 sensors installed.
How It Works
Sensors were placed in critical places in the HVAC system and the building’s offices. The sensors gathered data about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and office temperature. The data is visualized and organized in the application. The building managers can receive alerts and notifications when the system detects unusual HVAC running conditions or patterns based on time and date.