The Business Case for Sub-Metering

FAQ

  • My local utility installed "smart meters" pull data from my building?

    Foresight will collect and consolidate all of your utility bills (electric, natural gas, water) onto our web based dashboard. Foresight compiles the data into simple, singular monthly reports in order to quickly educate you on how your building(s) is performing. Historical performance is compared with current performance normalizing consumption, cost, weather, and number of billing days.

  • How often can smart meters pull data from my building?

    Foresight is the singular platform for your organization to track and share a variety of sustainability metrics. From recycling and composting, to VOC’s of air emissions, Foresight makes it easy to measure and manage the aspects of your organization that impact the broader community. With Foresight, you can seamlessly share your sustainability reports with clients, vendors, suppliers, team members, and shareholders.

  • I would like to meter some of our production equipment in our facility, is that possible?

    Foresight is an Energy Star Partner and automatically integrates with Portfolio Manager, the EPA’s online energy management and tracking tool. After benchmarking your building, some buildings will be eligible to receive a 1-100 Energy Star Score. Buildings with an Energy Star Score of 75 or greater may apply for the Energy Star Certificate.

  • Is it possible to "rent" smart meters temporarily? I don't think I need a permanent solution.

    In addition to your utility bills, Foresight allows the storage of any document of your choosing as it relates to energy and sustainability management. Does your organization currently have internal spreadsheets, Word docs, and PDFs that you use to track various metrics? With Foresight, you can easily house it all in one place and turn your de-centralized data into meaningful information.

  • What type of data can a smart meter display?

    In addition to your utility bills, Foresight allows the storage of any document of your choosing as it relates to energy and sustainability management. Does your organization currently have internal spreadsheets, Word docs, and PDFs that you use to track various metrics? With Foresight, you can easily house it all in one place and turn your de-centralized data into meaningful information.

  • Will a smart meter interrupt service or mess up my production equipment?

    In addition to your utility bills, Foresight allows the storage of any document of your choosing as it relates to energy and sustainability management. Does your organization currently have internal spreadsheets, Word docs, and PDFs that you use to track various metrics? With Foresight, you can easily house it all in one place and turn your de-centralized data into meaningful information.

  • Can I meter natural gas and/or water?

    In addition to your utility bills, Foresight allows the storage of any document of your choosing as it relates to energy and sustainability management. Does your organization currently have internal spreadsheets, Word docs, and PDFs that you use to track various metrics? With Foresight, you can easily house it all in one place and turn your de-centralized data into meaningful information.