Heating and cooling are major sources of energy waste, particularly when no people are present in buildings. This is why we’ve introduced a new feature available on the Insights page. By considering various elements such as indoor and outdoor temperatures, sunlight, residual heat, and usage patterns, the feature helps detect when the heating or cooling system can be turned off or reduced.
Below you find a demo of the "heating and cooling" feature:
The findings are classified into five categories:
Overheating outside opening hours: Indoor temperatures show that spaces are being heated outside of set opening hours.
Overheating on closed day: Spaces are being heated on days when the building is closed, such as weekends or holidays.
Overcooling outside opening hours: Indoor temperatures indicate that spaces are being cooled outside of set opening hours.
Overcooling on closed day: Spaces are being cooled on days when the building is closed, such as weekends or holidays.
Colder than 5°C/41°F: Indoor temperatures below 5°C/41°F are detected.
It is important to note that these categories are based on data collected and no specific suggestions for changes in ventilation can be made. The facility manager or building owner should consider the building's characteristics when reviewing the information provided to identify potential optimizations.