FairUsage is a web-based Energy Management System for groups of electrically heated, bedsit type apartments.
It is designed to control, and reduce, the electricity consumption It is particularly useful for university halls of residence, social housing or similar applications.
At the heart of the FairUsage system is a smart energy controller that is approved by The Carbon Trust,
The Energy Savings Trust and the Government department of OfGem. This controller is linked via the Internet to a web server that allows;
- the owner of the apartments to set limits and parameters and analyse usage and costs
- the tenant or occupier of an appartment to manage and reduce their energy consumption
For the tenant
- Using the Internet or a local intranet, the tenant can go on-line to:
- review their current kWh balance and a graph of their electricity usage.
- see if they are on-target for the month or whether they need to be more careful with the amount of power they are consuming.
- see if they are over budget and how much they are likely to be charged for overage if they do not change their ways.
This is a great way to induce tenants in behavioural change and their general attitude to energy consumption.
- Change their future heating diary so that the apartment is not unnecessarily heated in their absence.
- Request a change in their apartment’s set-point.