Monitoring and Measuring the Forgotten Utility

In an effort to highlight the hidden energy costs associated with water usage, Metasphere is actively targeting businesses unaware of the cost and energy savings to be made through effective monitoring and metering. The company is seeing its Point logger being installed at airports, supermarkets and hospitals.

Tim O'Brien, CEO of Metasphere commenting on this latest sales initiative; "Most companies are aware of CRC (carbon reduction commitment) but few think about water. We have undertaken research in the facilities management and energy service sectors; time and again we hear that water is of little interest to their business or their customers as cost savings are deemed to be too low. Sometimes it appears to be the forgotten utility, we aim to change that."

The company is highlighting water usage price increases; the CRC tax of £12 per tonne of CO2e paid by Water and Sewerage and Water Only companies (rising to £16/tonne in 2013)*; and the subsequent costs added to utility bills to cover this tax.

Metasphere is also asking businesses to question their usage more closely by comparing sites. O'Brien explains, "There needs to be a real change in how businesses view water as a cost, sub-metering can help by actively comparing water usage between sites or processes, highlighting issues around wastage or leakage. Sub-metering can enable bill and meter validation, establish 'normal' usage patterns, help manage grey water and help identify leakage through the additional use of minimum night time flow monitoring."

Metasphere believes that another driver for water and CO2e savings will come from businesses embracing their Corporate Social Responsibility. Monitoring sub-meters effectively through the use of its Point logger, claims Metasphere, can provide the proof that is needed to enable cultural changes in patterns of water usage, ultimately resulting in a reduction in a company's water footprint while lowering operating costs.

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