New system for carbon monitoring


Winchester, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — July 18, 2008 – PRI, an energy management and smart metering specialist, has developed a range of products to improve carbon reduction as part of a commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). The flagship product is Carbon View, a new system for carbon monitoring; displaying instant and accurate energy-consumption data.

Using smart electric, gas and water meters, Carbon View communicates wirelessly over a computer network to retrieve data from which CO2 emissions are calculated. The data is displayed as an easy-to-interpret set of dials that move in real-time with actual consumption, showing green, orange and red parameters that are set for a particular building.

Providing accurate information displayed in a visually appealing way for staff and customers to see and engage, the product’s design can be tailored to brand and corporate message.

The company’s sales director, Richard St Clair, said: “Implementing smart meters and energy management measures is the first step towards achieving a low carbon building. The next step is to show people using energy what they are consuming – and what it means – in a user-friendly way.

“Improving an organization’s efficiency in maintenance and energy-wastage reduction and thereby improving cost-savings, becomes visible and real. If people have easy access to understandable information and knowledge, they are more likely to do something about it. “Such measures are eco-efficient and cost effective, providing competitive advantage through demonstrating a real, positive commitment to climate change.”

Carbon View has been successfully installed at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London U.K., which reported enhanced engagement and awareness from staff and visitors.