Firstly, many companies install metering to achieve building regulation compliance completely ignoring the fact that metering, comms and reporting systems are expensive. They are an enormous investment to make if the outcome is that one merely achieves building compliance.
Secondly, monitoring and metering is often seen to be a set of alarm bells, programmed to go off whenever anyone takes the time to notice.
What seems to be missed out of all this is that metering is, for a building, it's occupants and it's operators, a description of BEHAVIOURS.
A meter, especially a half-hourly one, tells all the reader wishes to know about
- what was run
- for how long
- at what intensity
- whether the system is worsening in its running condition
- whether the system is likely to fail