The cost of energy monitoring highly depend on monitoring strategy and how the monitoring information will be used. Here are some examples:
- Installing energy counters data acquisition software – for consumption registration – 0%
- Strategy 1, plus allocation of energy costs per department/sector – for monthly reports for each department/sector – 2% – 5%
- Strategy 2, plus analysis and fine tuning of system cooperation – for strategy 2, plus revision and fine tuning of schedules, setpoints, operating criteria, etc. – 5% – 15%
- Strategy 3, plus continuous monitoring and commissioning – for strategy3, plus continuous fine tuning and systems commissioning – 15% – 45%
Study published for future nZEB.
Source: USA Department of Energy FEMP Fact Sheet