How performance monitoring KPIs influence the net-zero targets and financial viability of our buildings

Looking at building functionality, energy efficiency is a crucial aspect that cannot be overlooked. Something we’re all aware of. An effective way to accomplish this is through Performance Monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

KPIs are measurable values demonstrating how effectively an organisation or system achieves its goals. In the context of building performance monitoring, KPIs provide valuable insights into energy consumption patterns and help identify areas for improvement. Having a designated, comprehensive set of KPIs specifically designed to monitor and optimise energy efficiency makes all the difference.

Discovering important waste points with incredible impact

One key benefit of using Performance Monitoring KPIs is their ability to track energy consumption in real-time. By collecting data from various sensors placed strategically throughout a building, these KPIs provide up-to-date information on how much energy is being used and when it is being consumed the most. This allows us to not only identify peak usage hours but also possibly inefficient equipment that may be contributing to excessive energy consumption.

Resulting in us discovering an important waste point that could influence occupant comfort, running costs and even our ability to reach our net-zero targets.

Using KPIs to set realistic net-zero targets suitable for our buildings

KPIs allow us to set benchmarks and goals for energy efficiency – they provide the context we need to see how our buildings are actually performing. By bringing historical data into context and comparing it against industry standards or our best practices, we can establish realistic targets for reducing energy consumption over time. This not only helps in quantifying progress but also provides our occupiers with motivation for continuous improvement.

When we can identify trends, anomalies, and potential energy-saving opportunities that may have otherwise gone unnoticed, we can leverage these insights to make informed decisions on implementing energy-saving measures such as upgrading equipment, optimising building systems, or adjusting occupant behaviour.

Effective communication allows for collaboration

With a shared understanding of energy consumption patterns and performance goals, occupiers, building managers, and sustainability teams can work together towards achieving energy efficiency targets. With all noses pointed in the same direction, this collaborative approach can foster a sense of responsibility and accountability among all those involved. 

As we all know, energy-efficient buildings not only reduce our carbon footprint but also result in significant cost savings and enhance occupant comfort by ensuring optimal indoor environmental quality. Achieving and maintaining energy efficiency in buildings is crucial for both environmental sustainability and financial viability. Using Performance Monitoring KPIs gives us a powerful toolset to monitor energy consumption patterns accurately and identify areas for improvement. Optimising our building’s performance while reducing costs and contributing to a greener future.