Property management is about fostering good relations with tenants. Providing building services to a high standard and giving value for money to the tenants. To this end they needed to accurately measure what energy was being consumed by any individual tenant in any one of their managed buildings.
Workman LLP work to create a better working environment within a property which appeals to prospective occupiers and makes occupation a more pleasurable experience. This means creating visibility so energy consumption can be accurately charged and not just apportioned on square footage. Many tenants regularly were asking to be provided with accurate and timely reports.
Westside is a multi-tenanted buildings where energy bills are split by square footage allocation rather than by actual energy usage. Many buildings had no energy monitoring systems at all. Many operated using mechanical revolving dial meters, considered as an aging technology and subject to inaccuracies. Readings of energy consumption were flawed and prone to error.
Providing accurate energy consumption reports to tenants was a burden on administration.
Existing energy usage data was not being used to target energy usage or cost reductions.
The PSW Energy team managed the project from initial scope, establishing the level of MID approved billing meters implementing billing / invoicing to a specific date for change of tenancies
PSW engineers installed a complete wireless/GPRS communication solution for data collection. The data collected was transferred automatically to our energy monitoring portal enabling:
The Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) was introduced by the European Commission. The European Directive 2004/22/EC came into force throughout the EU on 30 October 2006. The purpose of the directive is to create a single market in measuring instruments for the benefit of manufacturers and consumers across Europe. MID metering is required for meters used in any fiduciary (i.e. billing) application.
Landlords, estate managers and property developers should check that they have legally acceptable meters fitted throughout their premises. The use of unapproved meters for billing carries the risk of prosecution. A tenant is within his rights to refuse payment if his electricity bill is based on readings from a non-approved meter.