Live dashboarding and custom reports for energy and environment management
Dashboards, reports and building intelligence isn’t just a fad. These tools help us manage estates and buildings on a day-to-day basis.
We use Microsoft’s robust Power Bi platform for our energy, environmental and controls reporting. Power BI is a business analytics tool that delivers data insights, connects to hundreds of data sources and provides beautiful reports and dashboards.
Better yet, it allows us to leverage the data provided by your BMS or almost any other services and product you use to manage your estate, without the requirement of proprietary software or expensive licensing.
In fact, if your business has a Microsoft Office 365 subscription, a Pro license can be as little as £10 per user per month.
Access on all devices
Power Bi allows us to create reports that can be used on any device, from laptops, right the way through to mobile phones and tablets.
Whilst this does mean you can access all of your reports and dashboards straight from your phone when you’re out and about, should you want to, it’s also much more useful.
Mobile access to live data is incredibly powerful and makes visiting sites or inspecting plant and equipment even more insightful.
- An engineer could perform a site visit and pull up all alarm logs from an AHU right on his phone
- Energy managers can visit sites and review live performance with site staff using data that can be drilled down to reveal problem areas.
BMS platform agnostic
Your BMS platform polls thousands of points of data from a huge array of devices, sensors, plant and equipment. Often, this data is never utilised, it’s just stored on the BMS platform itself, squirrelled away never to see the light of day.
In another scenario, you can have access to this data and some intelligence provided by a systems integration house with a bureau-type service. These services often come in the form of a proprietary software package, or in other cases, month-old Excel-based reports.
Using Power Bi, we can provide reports and dashboards to you live, beautifully formatted and available on any device. And because it’s your data and Power Bi is a Microsoft package, you’re free to use us, or anyone else to develop your analytics, without the hinderance of expensive proprietary software.
VAST DATA CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS
Power Bi can connect to multiple different data sources and pull that data together into a single dashboard or report to provide valuable insights. Reports that combine for example, energy data from your BMS platform along with support ticketing data from your mechanical contractor could be incredibly powerful.
Data sources include
- Microsoft Dynamics
- Google Analytics
- SharePoint lists
- Azure databases and SQL data warehouses
- Oracle databses
- and many more
What our customers think...
Environment & Emergency Planning Manager
“...there is a distinct downward trend in energy usage across all sites. Indeed, the figures show the lowest energy consumption for five years over comparable periods for those stations that haven’t had major infrastructure upgrades...”
Energy Management Lead
“I’ve been really impressed by Aimteq’s project management and communication throughout. They have bent over backwards to ensure smooth project delivery. Furthermore, they are very dedicated and have come back to the site to resolve a few very minor snags.”
Real Estate Services
"We are very happy with the project, not just because we are achieving our desired outcomes, but with the service provided by Aimteq."
“We selected Aimteq for a number of reasons, not least their tender performance, keenness to do the project and the opportunity for both businesses to develop a working relationship. The desired outcomes have absolutely been achieved. Aimteq have now demonstrated they are a perfect partner for A&B Engineering going forward.”
Director of energy & carbon
“The WEMS technology installed by Aimteq has underpinned the success of our smart energy programme at BT. It gives us remote control over the air handling systems and enables us to optimise energy usage. As a result of the proven success, we have now agreed a contract to expand the programme further.”
Energy & Environment Manager
"Aimteq installed the WEMS system and I have seen my energy consumption drop by over 40%. If the system gets overridden, Aimteq work with our sites to resolve the problem and turn the system back to auto control. This maintains our environmental conditions and enhances our savings."
Utilities & Property Systems Manager
"For us, technology must be a safe investment, must not affect the customer experience in our fitness centres, and must go on in the background so as not to cause distraction or disruption. For these reasons, Aimteq’s installation of a wireless solution such as the WEMS one made perfect sense."
Director of Safety, Health & Environment
“Another reason we opted for the Aimteq solution was the bureau service, which meant we could delegate the controls to an expert, who could remotely optimise energy consumption across all sites on an ongoing basis.”
Operations Director, Carbon & Energy Solutions
"We have used Aimteq on many sensitive government buildings and projects. At these locations, discretion, along with sensitivity towards the environment and the building occupants is paramount. As such, disruption in these areas must be kept to a minimum. We have found Aimteq to be a progressive company in their approach to not only building controls, but in the suggestion and implementation of energy improvements to building controls."
DCS Incident Manager
"When Colt started to expand beyond London in the late 1990s we needed some form of building management technology to support our remote sites and deliver alarms to a central server. Today we have scores of sites and Aimteq has been an excellent support partner throughout our evolution. We have almost day-to-day interaction with Aimteq and regular reviews with their team."
"Matalan has made the commitment to have the WEMS system installed by Aimteq in all our retail outlets. The installed stores have shown a considerable reduction in energy consumption of circa 18% and this is reflected in our energy bill which has decreased dramatically since implementation."
Head of Engineering
“Aimteq take responsibility to not only lower the costs of running a retail estate – but they bring a ‘can do’ attitude that is refreshing in the market place. By constantly investing in the R&D of their product suite, they bring innovation and creativity into our estate.”
Facilities, Contracts & Energy Manager
"Over the 61 sites we’ve seen a 32.92% drop in our consumption, which translates to a considerable saving on our energy spend and correlates well with our sustainability policy. Further to that, the experience dealing with Aimteq was seamless from start to finish."
"The bureau offers fantastic customer service, and importantly, is operates 24/7; longer than any of the bureau services we researched. We get through to a real person straight away and changes are made quickly."
“…please pass on my thanks to your engineer for the call out. He was persistent and got a resolution and was happy to explain the problem as he went along. Excellent service.”