Most businesses and governments are missing out on the opportunity to use interval data to identify opportunities to reduce their energy use, at little or no cost, by between 5% to 10%. And importantly to also cut their carbon emissions from the use of energy. As a result a typical office firm, with say 100 staff, is each year unnecessarily spending around $4,000 and generating about 25 more tonnes of greenhouse gas – equivalent to the emissions of 6 cars.
So how can this wastage, which is often easy to avoid, be identified? The easiest way to do this is to analyze the site’s interval data.
Interval data is electricity, and occasionally gas, consumption data at closely spaced intervals, typically at 15, 30 or 60 minute intervals, showing the amount of energy consumed in each interval. And it’s absolute gold when it comes to identifying where there may be easy opportunities to reduce energy consumption, as shown in the video below.
Which is why I’m very pleased to announce the online training course Introduction to Interval Data Analysis.
This course shows you where you can get interval data from, how to manipulate it into a useful format, how to match it to how your site is actually used, and how to identify and quantify energy savings opportunities, just like the ones you saw in the earlier examples. It builds on my experience in analyzing interval data for hundreds of buildings. I actually wish that had this training available back when I started, because it would have saved countless hours of trying to figure it how to work with awkward data files.
The training covers the four main types of formats in which interval data is usually provided. Its focus is not on teaching you about interval data, but giving you the three key skills to do something with interval data. It is set out in such a way that only once you’ve mastered the first skill can you move onto the second skill, similarly only once you’ve mastered the second skill can you move onto the third skill, and then you are also tested on your knowledge of the third skill to ensure that you’ve really got it.
This course isn’t just a webinar and quick demonstration, rather it systematically shows you what to do, and makes sure you know how to do it. And once you have completed the course and have the spreadsheet skills to work with interval data, you’ll have none of the constraints of a third party spreadsheet or online portal when it comes to analyzing your data.
The recommended retail price of this course is $97. But, for a limited time, as long as there are discount codes available, you can do this course for just $10. Use the code CEARocks when you checkout to get the course with 90% off, but make sure you sign up to Introduction to Interval Data Analysis soon before the discount codes run out.