Smart moves to reduce waste and save costs

September 19, 2017

undefinedEnova is revolutionising the way companies track their water and energy consumption with its data analysis portal – Hubgrade.

Developed by the firm’s parent company, Veolia, the smart energy management concept utilises centralised monitoring and the expertise of mobile and on-site technicians to deliver guaranteed savings.

“Enova launched its Energy Saving Centre in the region three years ago and has since collected a significant amount of data, enabling the company to identify and implement energy conservation measures that are tightly monitored and reported,” says company CEO, Anne Le Guennec.

“To build upon this approach, we recently launched the global platform Hubgrade, a sophisticated data analysis tool which collects, analyses and reports on all resource usage, including waste generation, water and energy use.

“This ‘hypervision’ concept enables preventive action to tackle inefficiency, thus helping firms slash the use of utilities by a fifth.”

Hubgrade can be applied to any type of property, including large, multifunctional buildings, enabling Enova’s energy analysts to assess data against industry best practice and international protocol.

By providing a clear, transparent overview of a site’s actual consumption, it identifies areas of optimisation and maintenance to be prioritised by the company’s staff on-site.

Analysis is based on real-time monitoring and trends, with consumption monitored regularly and compared with benchmark values.

Thanks to this smart approach, which combines energy services with monitoring and maintenance from the start, costs can be reallocated.

Energy savings thus obtained pay not only for the initial investment to implement energy conservation measures, but also for constant consumption monitoring and any potential maintenance needed to improve the operational quality of the site as well as the lifespan of its assets.

A 2017 survey by Deloitte, conducted with strategy and market research firm Harrison Group, found that businesses increasingly analyse high-quality data to inform their energy management decisions.

The study, titled Energy Management: Sustainability and Progress, stated that the proportions of those who focus on high-quality energy data and data management – and of those who said that advanced analytical tools were widely deployed – were inching upwards.

The report added that 42% of the have online access to energy information across the organisation with drill-down capability, a proportion that has risen steadily over the past two survey periods.

Thirty per cent of corporate respondents said advanced analytical tools were deployed, while 33% said high-quality energy data and data management existed company-wide.

Enova manages over 2,500 sites across the region, including shopping malls, airports, offices, schools, hotels, clinics and residential buildings, and captures and monitors data from 11,000 data points. 

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