Suite Metering for Smart Buildings

When you want to make a building smart, cables are not the answer. That’s the conclusion of building owners and electrical contractors around the world. They’ve tried to encourage tenants to conserve electricity and other resources by metering consumption in individual suites.

They’ve installed meters and cabled them together so they can be read centrally. And they’ve seen those systems fail.

Why the failure? Meter cables exist in spaces shared with other tenants and with multiple types of wiring. Contractors access those shared spaces when a tenant wants to install new phones or computers, reconfigure offices, or upgrade lighting. Accidentally but inevitably, those contractors will damage or degrade the metering system as they try to solve their client’s problems.

Trilliant Suite Metering

Trilliant has a better solution: Suite Metering. It is a wireless submetering solution that:

  • Adds a communications panel to existing or new meters.
  • Provides a SecureReach Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) to link meters in a building to each other and to networks in other buildings.
  • Offers services to design your system optimally, install and maintain it, and change it as your needs change.

Choose Trilliant Suite Metering for Smart Buildings

With Trilliant Suite Metering, building owners can:

  • Fit systems for multiple tenants into small spaces like closets or panels. Equipment with a top surface of only 17×9 inches (43×23 centimeters), for instance, can monitor 12 suites. There’s no need for space-consuming—and revenue-reducing—meter rooms filled with socket-type meters.
  • Retrofit buildings for EV charging. Individual chargers can be linked to specific tenants and included as part of the normal utility bill. This is particularly helpful for chargers that are equipped only with Wi-Fi communications that do not offer adequate range.
  • Bill tenants in multiple buildings from a single, centralized head end and billing system.
  • Analyze a building’s energy performance to pinpoint problems or identify needed equipment upgrades.
  • Benchmark performance across multiple buildings.
  • Switch buildings and meters to back-up generation during blackouts or periods of high electricity prices.
  • Work with municipal governments to share communications networks, thus reducing both Smart Building and Smart City costs.
  • Meet stringent energy-efficiency standards.
  • Offer rewards to tenants who meet specific conservation goals.