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Smart Energy Management: IoT technologies that help buildings cut power consumption & costs

Rogers Smart Energy Management solution provides IoT technologies that can make properties more efficient, sustainable, and comfortable – all while saving you money.

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Most people would never leave a room with a tap running. But many of us wouldn't think twice about walking out without switching off the lights, or leaving the thermostat set high. Over time, this sort of behaviour can add significantly to the ownership and operating costs of buildings, while at the same time hindering sustainability efforts.

According to U.S. Department of Energy, about 30 per cent of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted. Combine this with the fact that buildings account for about 40 per cent of all primary energy used, and the impact on both operating costs and the environment is clear.

That's why energy use is a top-of-mind concern for most building managers. It's also why property owners and caretakers are turning to technology – and specifically the Internet of Things (IoT) – for solutions.

Take control of your energy spend

With the right tools you can measure, validate and benchmark energy consumption to identify where and when your properties are leaking power and money.

For example, sensors and connected devices can provide both full automation and near real-time manual control of lighting, plug load, demand management, and variable frequency drivers (VFD) for HVAC motors, among other power-consuming assets.

These energy monitoring and control solutions make use of IoT technologies and strategies to create a variety of savings opportunities. The efficiencies multiply when solutions are implemented across additional sites.

At the same time, granular reporting offers a record of how energy is being used so you can reconcile your utility costs and potentially find hidden ways to save money.

Better still, studies show that building occupants have an improved sense of well-being in more comfortable environments, the upshot of which tends to be improved productivity.

Plus, green-minded workers are more likely to choose and support properties they know are being managed in a sustainable fashion. This can both help attract quality talent and serve as a marketing boon when shopping for tenants.

These energy monitoring and control solutions make use of IoT technologies and strategies to create a variety of savings opportunities.

Custom solutions to meet individual needs

Rogers Smart Energy Management solutions offer dynamic, customizable technologies that can be applied to buildings and facilities in any industry.

Consider manufacturing plants. Smart energy management technologies can provide insight into the power consumption of equipment and processes. This data can then be used to develop new procedures and practices that reduce energy usage. In some cases, this may also mean improved machine efficiency, potentially extending the life of your most valuable assets, which in turn could boost your return on investment.

What's more, AI can learn from patterns of energy use in order to detect anomalies even more quickly and efficiently, transforming facility energy management into a more hands-off process. Vital data and alerts are always delivered to appropriate personnel so that they can take action when needed.

Looking beyond cost savings and work efficiencies

Corporate responsibility is now a key concern for any company that owns or operates buildings, and Rogers Smart Energy Management solutions are developed with this in mind. Having access to better energy usage data doesn't just lead to cost savings and more efficient procedures, it also naturally aligns with corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.

The math is simple. Buildings that use less energy are responsible for less greenhouse gas emissions, and that means a lowered carbon footprint. The more buildings you operate, the greater the role you can have in reducing energy wastage.

Why choose Smart Buildings from Rogers?

The Rogers for Business Smart Energy practice builds off more than 20 years of experience in Internet of Things technologies. Rogers has partnered with leaders in infrastructure – such as Ericsson – to build a Narrowband IoT network, as well as specialists in property solutions like IES Ventures, experts in developing sustainable building ecosystems that lower carbon footprints, improve occupant experiences and reduce costs on energy consumption.

Rogers can deliver smart building solutions starting at the ground floor on new developments, as well as transition existing properties from legacy technologies to automated systems. We can provide seamless integration with existing infrastructure and complete control over multiple buildings from a single dashboard. 

Contact a Rogers for Business specialist to learn more about how to take advantage of Rogers Smart Energy solutions to transform your commercial properties into cost-effective and sustainable smart buildings.