Amid an unprecedented global climate crisis, the need for business and industry to reduce its carbon footprint has never been more vital. “Businesses both large and small, across all sectors of the global economy, have a crucial role to play in both reducing their environmental impact and developing the green technologies that will set us on the path to net zero” Business and Industry Minister Lee Rowley announced this week (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cop26-sees-uk-businesses-lead-the-world-in-climate-change-commitments).
By retro-fitting Deer Technology’s LimpetReader to an existing analogue energy meter facilities managers and building owners can gain the advantages of a smart meter, cost-effectively and with no downtime. An image of the meter register and corresponding time- and date-stamped data value is immediately available via a secure online database. The availability of accurate billing information without the need to take visual reads eliminates the carbon from the “man in a van” who no longer needs to visit site and when used on water meters, the LimpetReader can help users profile data and detect leaks, especially in periods of non-occupancy. The first step to reducing energy consumption is to be able to monitor usage and identify trends and spikes, and if you can’t measure, you can’t monitor!