Washington County school districts energy management efforts have been helped by a recent partnership with vootu a Clearwater Florida based energy management company. WCSD are actively seeking ways to reduce their energy costs, vootu specialize in electricity cost reduction and often help clients reduce their energy costs between 20 – 30% on an annual basis.
Vootu recommended the installation of their E-TRAQ energy monitoring system as a way of gaining insight into the causes of energy waste and equipment inefficiencies.
Joseph Taylor – Superintendent at Washington County School district decided 5 out of the 6 schools should be monitored as a way of regaining control of their energy usage.
E-TRAQ collects all energy data and displays via a web portal in real time how a facility is consuming energy, how the power supplied by the grid affects usage. This technology allows informed decisions to be made, together with changes in how equipment is scheduled to minimize unnecessary run times.
You can’t manage what you can’t measure and the benefits of integrating E-TRAQ into any facility results in greater energy awareness, which in turn drives conservation efforts. Tracking energy efficient upgrades is now in real time, no more waiting for the next electricity bill to see if those changes really did deliver cost reductions. Monitor grid power quality and easily identify when poor power quality harms equipment and drives up your costs.
Washington county school district energy management team now have the visibility to spot blatant energy waste, identify areas where savings can be made and finally are in control of their energy usage. E-TRAQ empowers changes to lower energy usage predictably.
Vootu will continue to help decipher the more complex aspects of electricity values and make recommendations on how equipment can be optimized for greater efficiency. Overall the process aims to lower energy costs in a truly transparent manner utilizing E-TRAQ to police all aspects of energy consumption.