Cooper Controls is offering net zero-energy building (ZEB) developers a complete energy monitoring solution through its new Venergy Advanced Metering System. The comprehensive solution provides complete energy monitoring for all electric and nonelectrical load types, including lighting, HVAC, plug loads, photovoltaic, water and gas, amongst others. The solution enables schools, commercial and government facilities, and other organizations to save energy and money; demonstrate and drive energy-usage behavior; ensure optimal building performance; and meet LEED and other energy codes.
The Venergy Advanced Metering System comprises four elements that together provide facility managers and building owners with real-time energy-usage information to effectively optimize building performance. Used in several applications, Cooper Controls has extensive experience with the Venergy Advanced Metering System.
The Venergy system uses revenue-grade Accu-CT high-accuracy split-core current transformers to provide the current inputs to the Cooper Controls Advanced Power Meter (APM) multifunction networked energy meter. The Cooper Controls APM then captures power-consumption data, including true RMS power, energy and demand metering. The line-powered metering device, which may be installed in a load center or junction box, enables individual or multiphase measurement of voltage, current, power factor, reactive power/energy and line frequency without any additional power supply required.
The Venergy Data Acquisition Server shares metered data from the APM with a hosted cloud computing server that manipulates and stores data. The Venergy system's Web-based application and dashboard provide easy remote access — on virtually any networked computer or device — to real-time energy-consumption data through an intuitive graphical user interface. Requiring little or no training, the interface serves as an information source for both technical and nontechnical staff.
A Venergy mobile app is also now available from the iTunes App Store allowing users to view real-time energy consumption of their building on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.