Submetering is a unique tool to save energy and CO2 emissions in buildings.
Intelligent recording system for energy transparency
Whereas energy utilities bill the total consumption of individual buildings as costs, energy service providers like ista record using advanced metering technology to measure and show how these costs are distributed within the building. Making sure everyone only pays for what they actually consume.
As a low-cost investment, it provides full transparency of individual energy consumption to tenants, apartment owners and commercial companies. This transparency enables to actively steer and reduce their energy consumption – simply by changing their own behaviour and without further technical equipment. The European Commission sees savings potentials of between 15 and 30% of energy, costs and CO2 emissions. This makes submetering the most efficient measure to save energy in buildings.
Due to the energy saving potential of Submetering for Community and District Heating the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) stipulated that the European member states had to create the appropriate statutory framework.
The UK Heat Metering legislation is in-force for all community and distributed heat providers to register and where necessary install tenant submeters to bill for actual consumption.