Energy (Utility) Management
Install wireless smart meters for electricity, water, gas, oil, etc., monitor quantities, costs and CO2 footprint, and have a perfect energy management system. Program some assets to go off during non-working hours or weekends. E.g., by programming one coffee machine with one smart switch, you can save 190 euros per year. Knowing that a smart switch costs 95 euros, your ROI is only 6 months, plus you have done something for the environment. If you monitor your machines, Green Twin will calculate the energy consumption per product. If you connect Green Twin with your ERP, you will know what the cost of energy per product is and what should happen to the product price or profit if energy costs go up.
Monitor and Optimize All Energy Consumers
Improve Power Factor Efficiency
See and Control Your Carbon Footprint
Use Green Twin to Gain ISO 50001
See real-time power consumption of electricity, gas, oil, water, etc. The application generates alarms for anomalies and poor electricity quality and prevents machinery failures. It can safely use free cool air at night to cool down the building or pre-cools the building when the price of electricity is lower. It enables the user to see all relations and graphs in the Business Intelligence (BI) module, compare data by time filters or seek for relevant relations such as “power consumption and number of employees” or “monthly revenue in relation to power consumption” to find the best price/performance ratios.
Make your buildings smart by automating shades or dim lighting by tracking the natural light with LUX meters or the presence of people in rooms. Save energy or improve micro-climate conditions based on the air quality and the number of people (conference rooms, production sites, offices, etc.). Pre-cool or pre-heat a building or rooms when electricity is cheaper and exclude nonworking days. Algorithms include your temperature desires and settings, the outside temperature and the weather prediction, working days and working hours. Reduce electricity peaks by automating the staggered start of machinery and devices. Automate irrigation systems, inside and outside lighting, and control your computers at any given time. Have knowledge of how much energy is wasted if machines or devices are on standby.
Since Green Twin is monitoring outside and inside temperatures and window actuators can be applied, in summertime, when buildings “cook” in the sun, Green Twin will open windows when the outside temperature drops below the inside temperature. That will cool your facilities for free.
If natural cooling is insufficient, Green Twin can start the AC at 4 a.m. and run it until 6 a.m., when electricity is cheaper. The same rules can be applied in the wintertime with a heat pump system. Once there is sufficient data about energy habits, combining that data with weather predictions, maximum optimization of energy consumption can be achieved and savings can be big. The same pattern can also be used for planned purchases of electricity, gas and oil, which can lower your purchase prices. When connecting water meters to Green Twin, you will not only monitor and control consumption, but you will also be notified about leaks. A leaking toilet tank can silently waste up to 15 cubic meters of water every month and that can easily cost more than the toilet tank itself.
Create a cleaning plan by hour and by room so that the cleaning staff has a direct and accurate plan for cleaning. It is also very useful for checking the quality of cleaning via tablet or PC. Increase production as it reduces staff handover time; all tasks completed are written and accessible, only the name of the worker is changed. By installing some IoT devices, application will automatically create and send work orders in case of faulty light bulbs, water or tap leakage, anomalies in power circuits, bad batteries in forklifts and UPS, tire wear-out or periodic service of vehicles, low ink in copy machines and printers, etc. With our algorithms and some IoT devices, we can calculate when the grass is ready to be cut and order a mowing on a non-rainy day.