Are you tired of seeing soaring energy costs at your school?
Heaters, air conditioners, and other cooling equipment have turned into cash guzzlers. What's worse is that some schools are paying over 100p/kWh, when it used to be less than 15p/kWh.
The problem is that every building is unique. They're renovated at different times and may rely on equipment designed for a bygone era. Constant maintenance and upgrades are essential, but it's tough to know where to direct funds. Plus, schools lack easily accessible data to gauge improvements.
Most schools don't have an in-house energy monitoring expert. This leaves the responsibility to overloaded staff members. It's hard to add another task to their never-ending lists.
However, with high energy costs and pressure to conserve, people can't look the other way. If you're overwhelmed with where to start, you're not alone.
Making the Grade with Energy-Saving Technology
As much as we want to keep our pupils comfortable and ready to learn, the reality is that there will always be some people who are too hot or too cold.
We often forget that daily habits have a big impact on annual energy bills. That's why it's crucial to manage our habits and understand the before and after results. In the hustle and bustle of school life, it's easy to leave equipment on by accident.
And don't get us started on the old or poorly maintained mechanical and electrical equipment that cause excessive energy use. There's no denying that nuances exist in schools - but by becoming aware, we can take action and save those valuable funds by managing your energy usage.
Unlock Real Savings and Comfort with Our Property Bear
Are you tired of spending money on energy-saving upgrades without seeing any real results? We get it. That's why we provide energy-saving hardware and software that not only pays for itself in under a year, but also allows you to calculate the ROI for all future equipment upgrades.
But it doesn't stop there. With our data-driven approach, you can make informed decisions when designing new classroom blocks or minimising heating in existing buildings. You'll have the data to know which renewables have the biggest impact, what controllers you need, and how to make it easy for your staff to identify faults remotely. Plus, with our system, you can ensure that teachers and students are comfortable throughout the year.
No more throwing good money after bad. Start seeing real savings and feel proud of your energy-saving achievements.
Get Ahead of the Curve with Our Property Bear's Submeters!
Do you find yourself in a situation where your maintenance team takes monthly readings, your finance team presents the data, but nothing ever changes? If so, don't worry - you're not alone. Many companies struggle with this issue.
But the problem is, it's hard to tell what's good or bad without a clear understanding of the benchmarks. You might compare month to month and think everything's going well because you're below budget from January to August. Then, September hits, and you're above budget every month until December.
Or, maybe you've tried to benchmark each building, only to find that you're massively above or below the norm. It's tough and frustrating - we get it.
That's why you need submeters. By using them, you can compare apples to apples and get a clear idea of where you stand. So, if you're looking to streamline your maintenance and finance teams, submeters are the way to go.
Track Your Data Like a Pro With Our Property Bear – Make Data-Driven Decisions and Save Money and the Planet!
Are you reducing your energy consumption, but unsure if it's making a real difference? The key is to collect the right amount of data. Monthly data is a start, but the more historical data you have, the better. Compare your consumption against previous years and account for variables like temperature and occupancy.
To really get a handle on your energy usage, you need hourly and half-hourly data. This lets you identify savings opportunities in off-peak times and discover habits or timers that may be costing you.
To accurately track your progress, create KPIs based on energy consumption per square meter per year. This lets you benchmark your property against others in your industry.
Heating is usually the biggest energy cost, so track your monthly energy usage against outside temperature to see how you compare to seasonal trends.
Once you have all this data, it's important to share it with your team. We've made it easy with Our Property Bear, an automation tool that simplifies data visualization and sharing.
By making data-driven decisions, you can save money and help the planet. Don't be just another person with an opinion - become part of the solution!
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Energy monitoring is the solution for you, especially if your school has:
Multiple sites: Compare energy usage between locations and share best practices for improvement.
Multiple departments under one roof: A single meter reading won't cut it when it comes to identifying areas for improvement.
Complicated buildings: If you have high-consuming equipment used by different departments, monitoring is crucial for identifying areas for improvement.
Lots of disjointed equipment: Old buildings can have a mix of equipment that's hard to track. Energy monitoring helps in identifying usage patterns and areas for improvement.
Multiple departments: Managing a school involves many personnel, but without data on energy usage balancing staff and students' needs becomes impossible.
Uncover Hidden Energy Savings with Our Property
Bear Monitoring System.
Schools know that energy management is a high priority. However, we understand that school staff already have their hands full with other responsibilities. That's why we produce tailored reports for each and every one of our clients. You'll receive the information that's most important to you, based on your requirements and preferences.
Our innovative submeters constantly record crucial data, all easily accessible on our user-friendly webapp. You can effortlessly monitor your energy usage daily, weekly, or even further back
Our tool provides unparalleled insight into each building's energy performance, allowing you to make smart and effective decisions. You can pin-point which properties need improvement and discover quick wins to save energy and money.
When you visit a classroom, you might be too busy to check every detail of their energy habits. Fortunately, our system makes it easy to track and analyse energy usage across all your sites. Weekly and monthly reports are effortlessly delivered right to your inbox, giving you not just monetary but time-saving benefits as well!
But what if something goes wrong? If you don't have the proper alert mechanisms in place, you could be wasting energy and money for days on end. That's why our Alert emails will help you spot unusual activity before it becomes a major issue. You'll be notified if there's an excessive consumption compared to last month or last year. You can see which appliances are using more energy during the day or night and spot changes before they become costly problems.
With our tool, you'll have peace of mind knowing that you're making data-backed decisions, and that you're always ahead of the curve for energy savings.
Are you tired of worrying about energy costs for your school?
Let us help you future-proof your school and reduce your energy use for the benefit of pupils, teachers, staff, and the planet.
Our mission at Our Property Bear is to create a brighter future for schools.
We're excited to work with clients who are motivated by both economics and ethics. We can provide you with an overview budget and arrange a call to discuss your priorities. If everything adds up, we can plan a visit to assess your school's needs and get started on implementing changes.
Let's work together towards a better future.