An independent analyst firm, Verdantix, has highlighted Honeywell’s Enacto™ energy management solution in a case study for its ability to gather, track and analyze energy data from a facility and use that data to help optimize building operations and maintenance systems. The Enacto software platform was acquired by Honeywell as part of its acquisition of Elster last December.
Energy management software such as Enacto is used by large organizations to track and monitor energy use in their facilities. The software helps building managers establish energy consumption targets, analyze consumption trends, and identify and validate opportunities for energy efficiency programs that reduce energy and operational costs.
According to the Verdantix report, the Elster EnergyICT’s Enacto solution “creates a seamless transition from M&T to continuous optimization.” The study confirms that integrating energy monitoring and targeting functionalities with building maintenance and asset maintenance capabilities enables firms to reduce operational costs. Continuous monitoring and optimization of equipment energy use and predictive maintenance scheduling will help to reduce maintenance costs and extend the life of energy-consuming assets.
“Reducing the time required to identify equipment faults and to have those faults repaired, can help reduce operational costs associated with excessive energy use and operational disruptions associated with equipment downtime,” according to the Verdantix report. “The more detailed the information used to update and track energy use baselines, the quicker the software will be able to identify operating abnormalities, leading to faster resolutions and improved efficiency.