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Do Universities Really Need Power Monitors?


Take a second to think about all of the classroom buildings, dining halls, residence halls and athletic centers found on college campuses. Now think about how much power it takes to keep all of those building operating at full capacity. It’s pretty alarming if you ask us and for that reason, every university should be equipped with advanced power monitoring systems. Learn more about the benefits, below:

Do Universities Need Power Monitors? | Electro Industries

Increase Awareness of Energy Consumption Campus-Wide

Submeters are a critical element for measuring energy consumption. The installation of submeters has been shown to foster energy savings simply through the awareness of energy consumption they provide, which promotes the conscientious use of energy and yields savings of up to 15%.

Identify New Areas Where Energy Savings Can Be Attained

Submeters provide key energy data that allows facility engineers and financial managers to identify areas within the campus buildings that are energy inefficient and need improvement. Areas often noted to be inefficient are student housing, main campus buildings, science and technology buildings, libraries, cafeterias and leased restaurants, teaching hospitals, and campus retail stores among others that you’d probably never think of!

Meeting Energy Reduction Guidelines

Both from the standpoint of reducing costs and of improving its impact on the environment, energy reduction is a win-win situation for any educational institution. Installing EIG’s submeters as part of an energy reduction plan lets the campus community see the details of their energy use and inspires personnel and students alike to be smarter energy consumers.

For over four decades, EIG has engineered and manufactured power meters with advanced analysis capabilities. Ready to get started? Give the leaders in energy monitoring at Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call today at 866-928-7908, we’re waiting to hear from you!

5 Smart Gadgets You NEED For Your Office


5 Smart Gadgets You NEED For Your Office | Power Monitoring | Electro Industries

If you’re a business owner, or if you’re the person in charge of finances for a business, you probably have some idea about how much your company spends on energy bills each year. If you’re like most businesses out there, you also probably know that you’re spending a fortune on energy bills when that money could be used in lots of other places instead. With that said, here are a few gadgets you’ll want to incorporate into your workplace right away – after all, their job is to help your job save money!

  1. Smart Thermostat: unlike most thermostats on the market that only record temperatures in the physical room they are located in, the good smart thermostats sense the temperature in other rooms to keep the entire building more comfortable. With that said, smart thermostats only kick on when they’re needed and they do so automatically so you don’t have to remember to turn them up or down manually.

  2. On/Off Outlets: rather than equipping your office with standard outlets that draw some energy at all times, smart on/off outlets let you control internal power outlets individually via smartphone app. With certain models, you can even control Amazon’s Echo or Logitech’s Harmony devices.

  3. Smart Lighting: if you haven’t switched over to LED light bulbs, that is a must! But you can take it a step further and switch to a smart lighting system that can be controlled via mobile app. Under normal office conditions, smart bulbs will last 10+ years so most businesses are saying it’s well worth the investment.

  4. Energy-Efficient Printer: some businesses have already made the move over to “print-free” environments, but not all have jumped aboard. If you still print on the regular, an energy-efficient printer is vital. Some models reduce energy consumption by up to 50%.

  5. Kitchen Appliances: most offices these days have rather elaborate break rooms or kitchens. If you’re still using old appliances, do yourself a favor and make the switch over to Energy Star-rated products. This includes everything from the fridge to the toaster oven, to the coffee machine and everything in between!

Looking to keep better tabs on the amount of energy your office is using? You’ve come to the right place. Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

DM Series Power Monitor FAQs


Sometimes, owner’s manuals just don’t give us enough information. Oftentimes, there are questions that come about that nobody thought of previously or strange situations that occur that might be unique to a specific individual. Well, we understand that our power monitors might be a bit confusing to those who aren’t super familiar with them – so we’ve put together a quick list of frequently asked questions about our DM Series monitors:

DM Series Power Monitor FAQs | Electro Industries

Q: How do I program the DMMS350 with my desired IP address?

A: Start by connecting your equipment directly to a computer via the ethernet port with a crossover cable. Verify that a network connection has been established and then follow these steps to program your DMMS350.

Q: Is there a quick flow chart for the DM Series meters?

A: Yes. This should make programming easier: download here.

Q: How do I troubleshoot wiring errors with the DMMS300+?

A: The DMMS 300+ is capable of troubleshooting wiring mistakes. If the meter is in Delta mode you will need to program it, temporarily, to WYE. If you have negative power readings, low power factor, large amount of neutral current, you can use certain functions of the DMMS 300+ to determine the cause of the problem.

Have additional questions about your Nexus Power Monitor? Feel free to give us a call at 866-928-7908. The friendly staff at Electro Industries/GaugeTech is always ready to help you out!

Industrial, Commercial, Government: Are Power Meters For You?


If you work in the industrial, commercial or government sectors you probably know that your company and your building use lots of energy, there’s nothing mindblowing about that. But did you know that you could save tons of money each month and each year if you paid closer attention to the actual amount of energy you were consuming? How? It’s much easier than you think – the answer: a power monitor.

Industrial, Commercial, Government: Are Power Meters For You? | Electro Industries

Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll receive when you equip your business with a power metering system:

Power Quality Management

  • Real Time Power Quality Monitoring
  • Control/Manage Energy Consumption More Efficiently
  • Optimize Loads
  • Respond to Events
  • Pinpoint Problems with Power Quality

Operations and Facilities Management

  • Improve Operational Efficiency of the Power System
  • Increase Productivity/Reduce Downtime
  • Discover Unused Energy Capacity
  • Manage Capital Expenditures
  • Extend Equipment Life
  • Schedule Maintenance Efficiently
  • Manage Larger Quantities of Energy
  • Expand Metering Abilities Geographically

Energy Cost Control

  • Verify Accuracy of Energy Bills
  • Negotiate Future Energy Costs
  • Avoid Utility Penalties for Exceeding Usage
  • Allocate Interdepartmental Costs Accurately
  • Reduce Operating Costs/Identify Waste
  • Plan Budget and Usage Projections More Accurately

So, what are you waiting for? Give Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call today at 866-928-7908 to find out more information about how our power monitoring and smart grid solutions can put some money back in your pocket today!

4 DIY Projects That Can Help You Save BIG This Fall


4 DIY Projects That Can Help You Save BIG This Fall | Electro Industries

Cooler temperatures are on their way as we’re officially in the midst of fall. That means it’s time to find new ways to save energy in order to keep utility bills down as much as possible. Contrary to popular belief, there are lots of small projects most homeowners can conquer in a few hours or less that will really make a difference this season. See below to get started!

  1. Insulate Ducts: it’s very simply and inexpensive to add insulation around ductwork. All you need is a few rolls of fiberglass insulation and some electrical tape or string to tie it together. This will help prevent air from leaking and make sure it’s delivered to the desired areas of the house.

  2. Turn Off The Lights: this one is surprisingly simple, but surprisingly effective. Turn things off when they’re not in use. This includes lights, appliances and electronic devices of all shapes and sizes.

  3. Close Closet Doors: we don’t necessarily recommend closing off certain rooms or areas of the house, but it is a good idea to keep closet doors shut. Why? It lowers the square footage that your heating system needs to heat which can save you upwards of $50 per year.

  4. Time Is Of The Essence: keep track of when you tend to use electricity most often. Remember, using it during off-peak times can really save you a fortune. Washing clothes and dishes at night is highly recommended.

For over four decades, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has engineered and manufactured power meters with advanced analysis capabilities. Electrical providers worldwide rely on data captured and recorded by EIG meters to monitor, protect and improve the reliability of electrical power.

Meet The Founder: Sam Kagan


Meet The Founder: Sam Kagan | Electro Industries

Engineer. Inventor. Entrepreneur. These are just a few words that describe our incredible founder, Sam Kagan. It was back in 1975 when it all started – when Sam realized the need for an affordable, easy-to-use AC power meter system and it didn’t stop there!

Sam believed that this industry needed a solid state meter that could communicate data, and provide engineers the ability to make power management decisions, and most engineers in the industry couldn’t agree more. He went out and made that an industry reality. With early DOS software and microprocessor-based meters released as early as 1979, his inventions were, and are incorporated worldwide.

He was known by power meter users for his keen understanding of three-phase power systems. Users would call all day, not just for power meters, but also for questions on anything related to power systems. Sam Kagan helped thousands of users solve energy dilemmas and improve the reliability of their electrical power.

More than 40 years later, Electro Industries/GaugeTech, the Leader In Power Monitoring and Smart Grid Solutions, continues to revolutionize the industry with the highest quality, cutting edge power monitoring and control technology on the market today.

An ISO 9001:2000 certified company, EIG sets the industry standard for advanced power quality and reporting, revenue metering and substation data acquisition and control. EIG’s products can be found on-site at virtually all of today’s leading manufacturers, industrial giants and utilities.

Electro Industries specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Give us a call at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our offerings and to find out how we can help saving you money today!

How To Move Your Business Over To The Smart Grid


Have you heard of the Smart Grid? Maybe you saw it on the news or maybe you heard about it from your local energy provider, but not everybody understands what the “smart grid” actually is. Today, we’re going to focus on explaining what it means to switch over to the smart grid and some of the best ways to make the transfer; see below:

How To Move Your Business Over To The Smart Grid | Power Monitoring | Electro Industries

What Is The Smart Grid?

While some people try to make the smart grid out to be a complex or intricate thing, we’re going to keep it simple. The grid refers to the electric grid, or a network of transmission lines, substations, transformers and a few other components that deliver electricity to your home or business. What makes it “smart” is the new digital technology that allows for two-way communication between the utility and its customers – in other words, you.

How To Move Your Business To The Smart Grid

If you’re ready to start cutting costs and making more of a profit, it’s time to make your way over to the smart grid. What does this mean for you and your business? It means you need to start tracking your energy consumption to find out where you can make vital changes. To do so, it starts with smart meters, or power monitors that allow you to see how much energy you’re using, when you’re using it and how much it’s costing you. After all, properly managing your electricity consumption is the ultimate way to save money.

Ready to get started? You’re in good hands. Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Call us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more and don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter!

The Hidden Dangers of Using Fossil Fuels For Energy


“We need to stop using up fossil fuels.” You’ve probably heard that hundreds of times over the last couple of years, but it’s important to understand the “why” behind the thought. What most people don’t realize, is that there are some significant hidden costs that come along with utilizing fossil fuels as a source of energy – and there are plenty of alternatives out there.

The Hidden Dangers of Using Fossil Fuels For Energy | Electro Industries

What Are Fossil Fuels?

Let’s start with a quick discussion on what actually qualifies as a “fossil fuel.” Put simply, they are rock-like, gas or liquid resources that are burned to generate power. Some of the most common fossil fuels include coal, natural gas and oil and they’re used as a variety of energy sources including the electricity and transportation sectors.

The Hidden Costs

We could speak for days about the hidden costs of burning fossil fuels, but today we want to focus on global warming emissions. All fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide and other harmful air pollutants when they’re burned. And you guessed it, when these toxins become airborne, they have negative effects local, regional, national and global levels.

Healthier Alternatives To Fossil Fuels

Back in 2014, nearly 80% of U.S. global warming emissions were energy-related. On the other hand, alternative energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal contribute less than 1% of the total energy related global warming emissions. Big difference, right?

Well, in honor of National Pollution Prevention week, we’re asking you to take a stand. Making a conscious effort to reduce fossil fuel consumption can really go a long way. The first step is to take your energy consumption into account and if you’re wondering how you can track it, you’ve come to the right place!

Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Give us a call today at 866-928-7908 to find out how we can help!

MV-90 TIM Released for Electro Industries/GaugeTech’s Shark® 270 Meter


Westbury, NY (Friday, September 15, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces the release of a translation interface module (TIM) that enables the Shark® 270 meter to support Itron’s MV-90 system. The TIM was developed by Itron in partnership with EIG.

The Shark® 270 revenue energy meter mounts into a standard ANSI form meter enclosure. This 0.2% Class meter provides extensive load profiling, I/O, and power quality recording. In addition to communication for meter readings, the Shark 270 has extensive SCADA output capability including DNP 3.0 and IEC 61850 protocols. The meter communicates data via a multitude of ports including RS485, Ethernet, USB and ANSI optical.

MV-90 has been widely used for over 30 years, and is installed in over 600 utilities. It is used to collect interval data that Electrical utilities typically use to measure electrical parameters for billing and load profiling. MV-90 supports interval meters from multiple vendors. The TIM for the Shark® 270 meter enables this meter to be used in any utility’s existing or new MV-90 installation.

Information about the Shark® 270 meter can be found on EIG’s website:

https://shark270.com

Types Of Businesses That Consume The Most Energy


Let’s face it, most businesses, whether they’re in the corporate world, the retail industry or somewhere in between, consume higher levels of energy than most people could ever imagine. But there are some that stand out among the rest and can be crowned for being the largest energy consumers. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cut back, but figuring out how much you’re actually consuming is the very first step.

Types Of Businesses That Consume The Most Energy | Electro Industries/GaugeTech

Grocery Stores, Restaurants and Convenience Stores

These three categories of businesses are among the highest energy consumers. Just think about all of the power it takes to keep food refrigerated, keep appliances running and the amount of energy that’s wasted for a plethora of reasons. Not to mention lighting and hvac costs.

Car Dealerships

Most of them are open for a majority of the day and night and lighting is absolutely key in this type of business. They need light to show off cars both inside and on the lot and customers rely on adequate lighting so they can see the cars correctly. They also use lots of energy when it comes to powering computers and security systems. It’s estimated that even a reduction of 10% in power consumption could result in savings of nearly $139 million.

Office Buildings, Residential Buildings, Hotels and Motels

This probably isn’t much of a surprise to most people – just think about all of the lighting, the appliances, the heating and cooling systems, etc. found in each of these types of buildings. In order to keep tabs on energy consumption, power monitors are often used in establishments like these.

Electro Industries/GaugeTech specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Give us a call today at 866-928-7908 to find out how we can help you save!

Nexus Series Power Monitor Frequently Asked Questions


Ever try to read something that was written in a language other than your native tongue? You probably didn’t understand much, right? Well, we understand that power monitoring probably isn’t the most familiar topic, so we want to take some time to explain a few things about our high performance monitoring systems – the Nexus series:

Nexus Series Power Monitor Frequently Asked Questions | Electro Industries/GaugeTech

Q: What is a sample rate of High Speed inputs?

A: The Nexus 1250 meter will sample the HS inputs at up to 2 independent rates, depending upon the configuration of the unit. The HS inputs can be used for either pulse accumulation or for status change to record a waveform. The HS inputs are always sampled at 100 times per second, and debounced for 2 sample times.

 

Q: How Can I Communicate With The Nexus 1250 Meter?

A: The Nexus 1250 meter has four communication ports, three are designed to use the RS485 interface, and one is bidirectional between RS485, and RS232. For direct connections, it is easy to use the RS232 port, and a standard serial extension cable (straight), or using an RS485 to RS232 converter, such as our Unicom 2500, connect to any of the RS485 ports.

 

Q: What Is The VAUX Input Used For?

A: This is an independent voltage input that has all the capabilities of the other voltage inputs (recording, triggering, trending, etc.). A typical use would be in synchronizing a line closure.

Have additional questions about your Nexus Power Monitor? Feel free to give us a call at 866-928-7908. The friendly staff at Electro Industries/GaugeTech is always ready to help you out!

How To Completely Change Your Multi-Unit Residential Building For The Better


How To Completely Change Your Multi-Unit Residential Building For The Better | Power Monitoring | Electro Industries\GaugeTech

If you own or manage a multi-unit residential building, we’re going to guess that you’re constantly looking for ways to save money in order to make more. Well, it all starts with identifying areas where energy savings can be attained and boy, do we have the perfect solution for you! See below to find out how advanced metering can put you head and shoulders above the competition with regard to making your building more efficient:

The First Step

Right off the bat, you’re going to need to identify areas where you can save energy. EIG’s advanced and highly accurate meters and submeters will help you do just that. Our technology will allow you to see energy used by a specific apartment or common area of the building so you can make the necessary changes.

The Second Step

Now that you’ve identified these areas, it’s time to implement a reduction program and monitor your progress. After all, you won’t get very far unless you’re looking closely at the results. Of course, the U.S. Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) has issued energy savings guidelines that include implementation of submetering with energy tracking and reporting and EIG’s software is one of the most-effective ways to tackle this process.

Why Is It Important To Monitor Energy Consumption?

By identifying times of greatest use, and areas where energy may be saved, you can cut consumption and start to realize energy savings. And along with this, by measuring the reliability of the power coming from the utility, you can be sure that you are getting the quality of power you are paying for, it’s as simple as that.

Ready to get started? Contact us for conformance specifications and engineering design assistance. Electro Industries/GaugeTech has on-staff dedicated application engineers to provide comprehensive support and make your project a success.

Rest Assured With Our 4 Year Warranty


Quality. That’s our most important goal at Electro Industries/GaugeTech and to achieve that goal, we provide a multipoint approach. Not only do we use advanced standards, we provide factory tours and special training events across the country. And when you choose EIG, you can rest assured because we offer a 4 year warranty.

Rest Assured With Our 4 Year Warranty | Electro Industries Warranty | Electro Industries/GaugeTech

BECAUSE OF EIG’S TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

At EIG, we strive to lead the pack to make the exact product that customers want and need using both industry leading innovation and good old fashioned engineering. EIG has been issued almost 40 US Patents in metering technology spanning a period of decades. Our inventions cover metering and communication topics such as auto-calibration, power quality, transient detection, web servers, WIFI and much more.

BECAUSE EIG STANDS BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Quality is our most important goal. We design our products and systems from the ground up for extremely high reliability and for long life. EIG’s products are used extensively and repeatedly by the Military, by Governments, and by many of the largest Power Utility companies in the world.

BECAUSE OF EIG’S GLOBAL SUPPORT OFFICES

With support offices around the globe, you can be sure that there is always someone available to support you and help make your project a success. EIG has long been regarded for its commitment to engineering service and support.

BECAUSE USERS ALWAYS USED EIG METERS

EIG has been manufacturing digital meters since 1975. We are one of the oldest digital meter manufacturing companies in the world. With such a long history, we have had plenty of time to practice. It is quite likely that our meters are already installed and running in your facility and have been for many years.

BECAUSE EIG PRODUCTS ARE SIMPLY EASY TO USE

EIG meters are easy to use, support multiple protocols and work readily with 3rd party packages. They are well documented and intuitively designed.

At Electro Industries/GaugeTech, we test extensively so that users can be confident that when they receive an EIG meter, it is one of the best in the industry. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our products and services.

Electro Industries Careers


Electro Industries Careers | Electro Industries\GaugeTech

At EIG, we don’t hire the position. We hire the person. Why? We think it’s much more important to foster a great place to work and that all starts with the employees. We pride ourselves in being an industry-leader and the constant recognition we receive shows that our efforts are second to none. Ready to start your career with us?

Life At EIG

We can describe it in three words – exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Employees freely interact with their managers and collaborate with their peers in other departments.

Benefits And Perks

Like the sound of paid vacations? How about 401K, profit-sharing and excellent health care coverage? They’re all on the table here at EIG and bonuses and other rewards are readily available for exemplary work. In addition to all of that, annual pay raises are the rule, not the exception.

Actions Speak Louder

Many of EIG’s employees have been here for 10 years, and quite a few have been here for 20 years or more. At EIG, we reward excellence and we help you build your career. After all, your excellence is our future.

Creativity From Every Corner

Whether you are an electrical engineer, a software programmer, a marketing professional, or an administrative assistant, you will find your place to shine at EIG. EIG prides itself on its innovation. New ideas are both encouraged, welcomed, and rewarded.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply online today or call us at 866-928-7908 to learn more about the leader in power monitoring and smart grid solutions. We’re celebrating 40+ years making digital power meters!

8 Ways To Master Going “Green” At Home And At Work


Make it a goal of yours to save energy no matter where you are. Sure, you can swap out old light bulbs and clean your HVAC filters at home, but what are you doing at work to make a difference? When you save energy, you save money and you also reduce the demand for fossil fuels – it’s a triple threat if you ask us! See below for a few surefire ways to conserve energy both at home and at the office:

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At Home

  1. Pay attention to your refrigerator settings. We’ll bet you can get away with raising the temperature a few degrees in both the refrigerator and the freezer without causing any of your food to go bad.

  2. Don’t wash your clothes in hot water. Simply switching to warm can save nearly 500 pounds of CO2 each year.

  3. Insulate your ceilings and walls for year ‘round savings. It’ll help keep your home cool during the summer months and warm during the frigid winter months.

  4. Replace old windows with newer, energy-efficient models. Double-glazed glass really makes a difference.

At Work

  1. Have employees shut down their computers at the end of the day. If shutting them down completely is not a feasible option, at least put them into “sleep” mode to save electricity.

  2. Ride your bike to work. Not only will it save you in transportation costs, you’ll get a great exercise in, too!

  3. Have a kitchen in your office? Make the upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and have your employees unplug the devices when they are not in use.

  4. Install power monitors so you can easily keep track of the energy your company is consuming.

Electro Industries specializes in power meters and smart grid solutions that excel at revenue grade energy measurement, power quality and advanced telemetry. Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings.

Why Is Technical Support So Important?


Ever purchase something only to realize a few minutes or hours later that you have absolutely no idea how to use it? Can you remember a time where you bought something and it needed to be repaired a few months or years later and you couldn’t find anyone who knew how to fix it? That it was what we call a “poor service experience” and at Electro Industries, we never want you to experience that!

Why Is Technical Support So Important? | Electro Industries

In addition to offering free training programs at our New York headquarters and around the United States, our qualified technicians can also service your products – whether they are in in-house or out in the field. Our rates are dependent on the type of service that is required and your geographic location. Keep reading to learn more.

IN HOUSE REPAIRS

We charge a flat rate for our in-house repairs, which also include free upgrades to specific hardware and firmware levels. Our rates are as follows:

  • Single and Dual Display Meters: $205.00
  • Shark 100 and Shark 200 Meters: $300.00
  • Nexus Series Meters: $493.00
  • Portable Units: $932.00

Note: if board requires replacement, there will be an additional fee.

IN HOUSE CALIBRATION

  • Single and Dual Display Meters: $195.00
  • Shark 100 and Shark 200 Meters: $250.00
  • Nexus Series Meters: $350.00
  • Portable Units: $550.00
  • Calibration Certification with Point to Data: $100.00

Note: if board requires replacement, there will be an additional fee.

FIELD SERVICE

Our technicians can also come to you. If you are interested in our field services option, please refer to the chart below for our rates:

  • Local Rates (within 100 miles of Westbury, NY): $150.00 per hour
  • National Rates (outside 100 mile service radius): $1,2500 per workday, $700 per travel day, $225 per hour of overtime (after 10 hours)
  • Outside the United States: $2,500 per workday, $800 per travel day, $225 per hour overtime (after 10 hours)

These are not firm quotes, actual costs may vary. Special conditions apply. Want to learn more? Check out our product line or give Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call at 866-928-7908 today.

The One Thing You Need In Order To Change Your Medical Facility


Did you know that the average healthcare facility in the United States spends over $6.5 billion on energy costs every year? This is an astonishing number and it’s only predicted to increase over the next couple of years. Well, if you want to start tracking how much energy you are using in order to find areas where you can cut back, we’ve got a simple solution. It’s time to install EIG’s world class power meters.

The One Thing You Need In Order To Change Your Medical Facility | Power Monitor | Electro Industries

Why Choose Electro Industries?

If you’re the person in charge of running a healthcare facility – listen up. Electro Industries/GaugeTech has manufactured high-quality power monitoring systems to help you track and reduce energy consumption. The bottom line? You can start saving a fortune today!

Benefits of a Power Monitor:

  • Accurately monitor power consumption. Through the use of our power meters, you can track how much energy your facility is using. Take this a step further by installing submeters, which allow you to further pinpoint your consumption down to specific departments, floors, or machines.
  • Identify areas where energy savings and be attained. Using data gathered from our power meters, you can analyze critical information and identify inefficiencies. On average, our products can help you reduce your energy consumption by 15%!
  • Implement and track energy savings programs. Once you have determined where you are wasting power, you can design and implement an energy-savings program for your facility. Better yet, you can even use our meters to track the progress of your program to see how successful it is!
  • Analyze power quality to improve system reliability. In a medical facility, one small blip in the power supply could be the difference between life and death. Our meters also function as power quality analyzers, meaning you can ensure that you are receiving reliable power where it matters most.

So, what are you waiting for? Give the leaders at Electro Industries/GaugeTech a call today to find out what you need in order to get started. To learn more about our variety of power monitoring products, check out our online catalog. Or you can speak with one of our trained associates by calling 866-928-7908.

How To Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient in 4 Easy Steps


How To Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient in 4 Easy Steps | Power Monitor | Electro Industries

Since you don’t own your apartment, you can’t control how much energy your home uses, right? Wrong. Even though some aspects are controlled by the landlord, there are plenty of ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and keep your bills to a minimum. The best part is, most of these ways are quick, easy and inexpensive.

  1. Swap Out Your Thermostat – if your apartment is still using a traditional thermostat where you have to manually set the temperature each time you’re feeling uncomfortable, it’s time to upgrade. A programmable model gives your more control of your heating and cooling levels which can help reduce your energy use.

  2. Put An End To Air Leaks – inspect the area around your windows and doors and look for any possible ways air can escape. Fill cracks and gaps with caulk or weatherstripping for best results.

  3. Unplug Your Devices – chances are, you’re not using all of your electronic devices at the same time. Therefore, you can unplug some of them while they’re not being used. A quick and easy way to stop power to multiple devices at once is to use power strips.

  4. Replace Old Light Bulbs – if your apartment is still filled with old incandescent light bulbs, you’re wasting lots of your hard earned money. Switch to LEDs or CFLs and watch your energy bills plummet before your eyes. Sure, they may be a bit more expensive upfront, but trust us when we tell you it’ll be worth it in the long run.

For over four decades, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has engineered and manufactured power meters with advanced analysis capabilities. Electrical providers worldwide rely on data captured and recorded by EIG meters to monitor, protect and improve the reliability of electrical power. Call us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our services.

3 Reasons to Invest In a Power Monitoring System


There are countless reasons why property owners can benefit from installing a power monitoring system. You’ll reduce your energy consumption and operating costs as well, as your impact on the environment.

Below we’ve highlighted just a few more reasons you might not have considered:

Increase Your Power Factor

The power factor is the term used to describe the quality of power that is being delivered to your property. You always want to aim for a power factor of 100 — and if your power factor is between 60-90 there is likely a lot you can change to become more energy efficient. By installing a power monitoring system, you’ll be able to identify and remedy inefficiencies and get real-time data regarding your power factor.

Accurately Allocate Your Energy Budget

A power monitoring system helps you to understand how much power you’re actually using each month. This allows you to set more realistic budgets when it comes to energy costs.

Reduce Your Peak Demand

If you use a large amount of energy during peak times,  you’ll pay for that in your power bill. Power monitoring systems will show you exactly where your energy is being consumed. This way you can more effectively run your equipment reducing peak demand.

Electro Industries has been a leader of power monitoring equipment for more than 40 years. Our instruments are currently being used by businesses around the world, both big and small. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about how we can help YOUR business.

How Our Products Can Help Your University


Have you ever wandered around a college campus? Night and day, massive amounts of energy are required to keep a university running. In fact, Energy Star estimates that educational institutions spend on average, $14 billion on energy per year, and guess what — 30-percent of that energy goes to waste due to inefficiencies!

By integrating a power monitoring system by Electro Industries, we can help you significantly minimize energy waste, reduce your carbon footprint, AND lower your power bills.

Read on to learn more about how our products can help your university:

Identify and Address Inefficiencies

Our products provide key insights into your campus’ energy consumption habits. Facility engineers and financial managers will be able to work together to identify just how energy is being used and eliminate any inefficiencies. Some common problem areas across colleges include:

  • Cafeterias
  • Common Areas
  • Retail Stores
  • Science and Computer Labs
  • Student Housing

Qualify for Government Funding

Is your university committed to the environment? Do you want to potentially qualify for more government funding? By installing one of our power monitoring systems, you have a better chance of being named a  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building.

Spread Awareness

By taking steps to become a green campus through energy conservation, you’ll be raising awareness both on-campus and within the community. This can further help you reduce energy consumption, as students, staff, administrators, and campus-visitors jump on board with your goals and become more conscious of their bad habits. This could help you save an additional 15-percent.

Still not convinced? Check out this University of Buffalo case study to learn more about the practical application of our products.

Electro Industries has been a worldwide manufacturer of power monitoring systems for over 40 years. We’ve helped colleges and universities across the globe reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and their carbon footprint. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 for more information.

How Can Electro Industries Help Data Centers?


If you’ve ever set foot in a data center, the amount of information being processed can be overwhelming. We’re sure you can imagine how much energy it takes to power this type of business — maybe you’re even paying the bills, but did you know that the NRDC projects that by the year 2020 data centers will consume 140 billion kilowatt-hours per year? That equates to the combined output of 50 power plants and about $13 billion. Not only is this expensive, but it has a significant impact on the environment.

That’s why data centers all over the world are investing in energy management systems from Electro Industries. Here’s how they can help:

Save Money

An energy management system will give you more insight into how much energy your data center is consuming. You’ll be able to identify and address inefficiencies in real time. After installing one of our systems, our customers have reported a savings of 20-percent or more in energy costs.

Improve Customer Experience

A key metric used by data centers to measure the amount of time their equipment is active is called uptime. Most data centers aim for an uptime of 99-percent or greater with little to no downtime. Our energy management systems help minimize downtime and will keep your data center running smoothly.

Help the Environment

In addition to saving money and running your business more efficiently, Electro Industries energy management systems also help you save the environment. This means you can work on improving your public image by promoting your green efforts.

When data centers all over the world need to cut down on their energy costs, they depend on Electro Industries. With over 40 years in the energy management industry and a full line of products to accommodate the needs of any business, it’s easy to see why we are a worldwide leader in digital power monitoring. Visit our website to learn more or call 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our professional associates.

What Makes Power Monitoring So Important?


It’s easy to see why power monitoring systems have become so popular over the years. They are used by businesses to monitor, control, and optimize the energy consumption of your property. Read on for three comprehensive reasons your business should invest in a power monitoring system:

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Cut Back On Energy Consumption

Ultimately, one-third of the energy consumed in the United States is wasted. When it comes to energy consumption, a power monitoring system can help you identify and eliminate inefficiencies in your property.

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Reduce Your Environmental Impact

In addition to the high price tag that comes with consuming energy, it also has a hefty impact on the environment. The more electricity a plant needs to produce to power your business, the more pollution you’re releasing into the environment. By utilizing a power monitoring system, you’ll be able to implement green efforts that help the environment — AND make you look great in the eyes of the community.

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Save Money

When it comes down to it, we all want to save money and a power monitoring system will help you improve your bottom line. When you lower your electrical expenses, you’re improving your profit margin.

 

For more than 40 years,  Electro Industries has been a leading supplier of power monitoring equipment and software to businesses all over the world. Our energy management experts would be more than happy to discuss how our products can help you save money, or you can head to our case study library and see for yourself. Want to better manage your business’ energy consumption? Contact us today at 866-928-7908.

Electro Industries Releases Terminal Breakout Box Kit for Use with Shark® 270 Meter’s I/O


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, July 5, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) released the CONN20163-KT Terminal Breakout Box kit that can be used to connect the Shark® 270 meter to a customer’s existing equipment in a simple, one-step process, letting the customer access the capabilities of the Shark® 270 high accuracy socket revenue meter while utilizing their current wiring scheme.

The customer simply uses the kit’s CAT6 cable to connect from one of the meter’s RJ45 I/O connectors to the RJ45 port on the CONN20163 unit. The CONN20163 converts the RJ45 cable connection to an 8 pole screw terminal receptacle that can be used for connecting wires to existing equipment, saving time and providing a convenient point of termination.

The CONN20163-KT comes with the CONN20163-KT unit, a 3 foot CAT6 cable, and labels to identify the specific I/O being connected.

Information about the CONN20163 and the Shark® 270 meter can be found on EIG’s website:

https://electroind.com/product-info/shark-270-energy-meter-io-terminal-breakout-box-kit/

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Trust Electro Industries with Your Power Monitoring Needs


For over 40 years, the world has turned to Electro Industries for high-quality energy meters, submeters, and power quality analyzers. Whether you’re interested in saving money or making your commercial property more environmentally friendly, we’ve got you covered!

Founded in 1975

Founded in 1975, Sam Kagan had a single goal — to create the first multifunctional power meter. Since accomplishing this task, Electro Industries has stayed committed to their mission. To innovate and produce the world’s best energy management technology.

Reliability

We’ve installed our products in hundreds of thousands of properties across the globe. From business organizations to government entities, you’ll find Electro Industries products in all corners of the world. Some of our most popular customers are: Florida Power & Light, conEdison Energy, and the United States Army.

Results

Our customers have reported a decrease of 20-percent energy consumption upon implementation. That’s millions of dollars per year. The long list of customers that have benefited from our power monitoring technology includes: property owners, energy suppliers, and more. Take a look at our library of case studies for yourself.

4-Year Warranty

Here at Electro Industries, we’re 100-percent confident in our products — and we’ve built them to stand the test of time! That’s why we offer an industry-leading warranty with every purchase at no extra cost.

Seamless Integration

Our expertly designed hardware works seamlessly with our thoughtfully designed software.

Are you ready to take the plunge and start saving both money and the environment with Electro Industries? Learn more today about how you can reduce your energy consumption, operating costs, and carbon footprint. Contact us at 866-928-7908.

How Electro Industries’ Products Can Save You Money


Looking for ways to improve your business’s bottom line? Consider installing power monitoring equipment in your building. Electro Industries has helped data centers, hospitals, manufacturing plants, property managers, and utility companies improve their bottom line for 40 years.

 

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Our power monitoring equipment simplifies energy management. With our complete line of products, you’ll be able to easily and accurately identifying power consumption and inefficiencies. This is particularly helpful if you’re trying to create a green energy saving program and cut power costs.

 

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Submeters

Our submeters simplify energy management and eliminate the need for outsourcing. With our complete line of products, you’ll be able to seamlessly facilitate billing your tenants. Our EnergyReporter EXT software will automatically bill your customers every month and allow them to conveniently pay online.

 

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Power Quality Analyzers

Our power quality analyzers can track both the quantity and quality of the energy that you’re consuming. This will allow you to reduce your load and have a more reliable stream of energy with little downtime. Our software can even send you real-time email alerts when complications are detected.

 

Electro Industries has been manufacturing high-quality energy meters, submeters, and power quality analyzers since 1975. That’s why the world trusts us with all of their power monitoring needs. Contact us today for more information and speak with one of our trained associates: 866-928-7908.

What is the Stack Effect?


Haven’t heard of the stack effect? It’s time to bone up because it’s most certainly impacting your office building and negatively affecting your energy efficiency. Electro Industries is here with what you need to know.

The Stack Effect

The stack effect refers to the way air flows in and out of your building. When it comes to airflow, always remember that hot air rises and cold air sinks. During the summer months when your cooling system is running, the air inside your building is much cooler than the air outside. As cool air escapes, warm air is sucked in. This is reversed in the winter months.

The Stack Effect and Energy Efficiency

The only way to completely avoid the negative impacts of the stack effect is to make your building airtight — this in and of itself is an impossible task. Buildings are never 100-percent airtight. This leaves you with major energy inefficiencies (which are only increased during the winter months.)

Imagine this scenario: The summer heat enters your building on the bottom floor as people come and go. Employees on that level become hot and crank the A/C to cool off. This causes employees in other areas of the building to be frozen out. Next thing you know they’re opening the windows to let the warm air in. The flow of cold air leaving the building has now increased and so has the flow of hot air entering it.

How Can I Combat the Stack Effect?

Offices can waste up to 20-percent of their energy. The best way to combat this wastefulness is to invest in a power monitoring system. Our power meters and submeters provide real-time data about how much energy your office building is using and will help you cut energy consumption where you need to.

When property owners all over the world need to cut down on their energy costs, they depend on Electro Industries. With over 40 years in the energy management industry and a full line of products to accommodate the needs of any business, it’s easy to see why we’re a worldwide leader in digital power monitoring. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our associates.

Why Going Green is Important for Property Owners


More and more environmentally conscious renters flood the market each year. That means, in order to be more appealing to renters, property owners need to invest in making their buildings more eco-friendly. You may be reluctant to spend the money it takes to truly make an impact — but while the task at hand may seem daunting, Electro Industries is here to explain how the ends will justify the means.

You’ll Increase Your Property Value

Did you know that creating a sustainable building not only slashes your power bills, but will also increase your property’s value? Pro Tip: To Increase your property value even more, take this a step further and seek out third-party certification for energy upgrades.

You Can Charge More for Rent

Looking to bring in more sophisticated clientele? Operating as a green building will bring in renters that are willing to pay more for rent. Environmentally conscious tenants strongly consider sustainability when it comes to choosing an apartment. They’re willing to pay more money for fewer maintenance issues and lower utility bills.

You Can Upgrade Your Marketing Efforts

Without an effective marketing plan, your efforts won’t yield the results you’re looking for. Branding yourself as a sustainable property that’s committed to the cause is a sure fire way to get tenants in the door. Once you’ve devoted precious time and resources to going green, it’s important to shout it from the rooftops.

Don’t Forget About Your Common Areas

Common areas are commonly ignored when it comes to making energy efficient upgrades in apartment buildings. A great way to save even more money is to upgrade these spaces with energy efficient lighting and appliances.

In the long run, a green building is cheaper to operate. You may even choose to share the savings with tenants as an added bonus.

Don’t know how to get started? One of the simplest ways to begin your green journey is to install power monitoring equipment for your property. Electro Industries’ power meters, submeters, and energy management software can help you identify inefficiencies throughout your building, so you focus on eliminating them. Contact us to learn more today: 866-928-7908.

6 Ways to Cut Down On Energy Consumption in Your Factory


With the cost of energy so high, factory owners are always searching for ways to reduce their consumption. That’s why Electro Industries is here with six tactics to help you reduce the carbon footprint of your factory.

  1. Upgrade to Energy Efficient Equipment: Do you have a kitchen or office within your factory? Upgrading your appliances and other equipment with modern energy efficient replacements will slash your power bills.
  2. Go Paperless: Think before you print! Between all of the different cloud storage options out there, you can easily share important documents and information with your workers online. This not only reduces your impact on the environment but will also cut back on energy consumption.
  3. Beef Up Insulation: Heating and cooling your factory can cost a pretty penny — especially if you’re located in an extreme climate. Rather than spending an arm and a leg to constantly run your HVAC system, invest in better insulation for your building. This will stop air conditioning from escaping in the summer and heat from escaping in the winter.
  4. Utilize Natural Light: Why not use the power of the sun? Installing artificial light is expensive, unhealthy, and bad for the environment. By installing ample windows and skylights in your factory, you can utilize natural light all year round.
  5. Unplug: Switch off AND unplug computers and factory equipment in the evenings and on weekends. Many devices draw power from outlets even if they are turned off.
  6. Install a Power Monitoring System: One of the easiest ways to identify energy inefficiencies is to install an energy management system. Our power meters and submeters will provide real-time data about how much energy your factory is using. This can help you cut energy consumption up to 20 percent.

When factories all over the world need to cut down on their energy costs, they depend on Electro Industries. With over 40 years in the energy management industry and a full line of products to accommodate the needs of any business, it’s easy to see why we’re a worldwide leader in digital power monitoring. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our associates.

Surprising Office Habits That Eat Up Power


As a business owner, you’re well aware of how expensive your buildings energy costs are. From office equipment to heating and cooling systems it can cost a small fortune just to power your office. But what if we told you that up to 20 percent of that money pays for wasted energy? We’re here with some surprising office habits that eat up energy.

Leaving Electronics and Appliances Turned On

Did you know that office equipment makes up about 16 percent of your businesses energy consumption? The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that a staggering $1 billion of electricity is wasted per year on computer monitors that are left on.

Try setting your office computers up to automatically enter sleep mode after a certain amount of time. In addition, be sure to turn off all equipment and appliances that don’t need to run overnight. You can take this one step further and unplug them from the wall at the end of each day to avoid energy being siphoned from your outlets.

Rather than unplugging, you may be inclined to set timers for your devices to turn on in the mornings and off in the evenings — which is a great energy saving practice. However, It’s important to schedule appliances so they turn on and off sequentially, rather than all at once.

Night Cleaning

When office cleaning takes place in the evenings, it significantly increases off-peak energy consumption. To cut energy costs, try scheduling cleaning to take place just before you open for business or during the last hour of the day.

Mounting Your Thermostats in the Wrong Places

Did you know that sunlight, drafts, air vents, and more can affect thermostat readings? Make sure your thermostat is mounted in an area that will accurately read the temperature to avoid the unnecessary heating and cooling of your office.

Blocking Vents

Never block air flow. If you’re moving furniture in your office space, be sure to leave vents and grilles uncovered. By blocking them, you’re straining your HVAC system to circulate air through a smaller pathway — you guessed it, this requires more energy than if the vents were left uncovered.

One of the easiest ways to cut power consumption is to invest in power monitoring equipment for your property. Electro Industries’ power meters, submeters, and energy management software can help you identify inefficiencies throughout your building, so you focus on eliminating them.

Electro Industries has been serving businesses around the world for over 40 years. Contact us at 866-928-7908 to speak with one of our associates today.

Tips for Choosing an Energy Supplier


You’d think choosing an energy supplier would be as simple as shopping online for car insurance: Hop on the internet, compare companies, choose your package, and checkout. However, it’s not that easy. Choosing an energy supplier requires much more time and effort than you might realize. To make the process easier, check out our tips for choosing the utility provider that’s best for you.

Consider All Your Options

In most cases, any given region has multiple power suppliers to choose from. Be sure to research each company carefully before making a commitment. We suggest comparing a minimum of three to four companies to be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

Ask the Important Questions

  • Is the pricing structure fixed or variable?
  • Are taxes included?
  • Does my quote include fees?
  • What is the length of the contract?
  • Will my contract be automatically renewed?
  • What are the hours of your customer service department?
  • How are complaints handled?

Install a Power Monitoring System

Once you’ve signed a contract with your chosen energy supplier, we recommend installing one of our power monitoring systems to track your power consumption. Then, each month make sure your numbers match your bill.

Electro Industries has been saving money and energy for businesses around the world for over 40 years. To learn how our power monitoring equipment can benefit your business, contact us at 866-928-7908.

Simple Ways to Improve the Sustainability of Your Building


Many business owners are under the impression that making their workplace sustainable is expensive — and it can be. However, there are a few simple ways you can improve your building’s sustainability without breaking the bank.

  • Upgrade Outdated Equipment: Using old and outdated equipment in your building, instead of modern upgrades, can double (if not triple) your energy costs. While it’s not necessarily realistic to replace all of your office equipment, start by replacing one item at a time.
  • Examine Your HVAC System: Heating and cooling is an enormous expense in office buildings. How can you lower your HVAC costs? Start by sealing air leaks, getting an HVAC tune-up, replacing your air filters, and adding insulation.
  • Power Down: You wouldn’t go to work and leave your home with all the lights and electronics running all day, would you? So why are you leaving your building’s lights, computers, and equipment running overnight after everyone’s gone home for the day? Powering down in the evenings and on weekends can save you more money than you may realize.
  • Install an Energy Management System: You can drastically improve your building’s sustainability by installing an energy management system. This can actually slash wasted energy by up to 20-percent! Our power meters and submeters provide real-time data about how much energy your facility is using — so you can identify inefficiencies and develop power saving programs to reduce your overall electrical consumption.

Electro Industries’ energy management systems are installed in some of the world’s largest corporations, utility providers, and government entities. For 40 years we’ve been a leader in power monitoring equipment. Browse our products online, or contact us at 866-928-7908 to learn more.

Common Mistakes Businesses Make When Going Green


Are you planning green initiatives to help make your business more energy-efficient? If not, you should be. However, don’t make these five common mistakes.

  1. Not Fully Committing: Sure, installing energy-efficient light bulbs is a great start, but have you truly committed to the task at hand? If you want to brand yourself as a green business, it’s important to fully commit. Institute green practices throughout your business — don’t just put a band-aid on it and call it a day.
  2. Trying to Do it All At Once: You can’t go green overnight. Trying to do it all at once can become overwhelming. Create a sustainability plan, identify all areas that need improvement, and begin implementing new strategies one-by-one.
  3. Not Promoting Your Green Efforts: Don’t forget to publicize your success. Showing good corporate social responsibility helps improve your bottom line — as long as your customers know about it. Let them know about the green initiatives you’ve worked so hard to incorporate.
  4. Leaving Your Consumers Out of the Solution: Give the public the opportunity to participate in your green initiatives. This can be as simple as adding a donate button to your website or as involved as planning an event that teaches them how to be energy-efficient in their everyday lives.
  5. Overlooking Simple Options: Don’t forget to implement some of the simpler options. For example, have you installed an energy management system? If not, browse through our selection of power monitoring products now!

Electro Industries offers the world’s largest selection of power monitoring instruments and software. For more than 40 years, we have helped businesses across the globe save money and the environment by reducing energy waste. Contact us today at 866-928-7908 to learn more about our energy management solutions.

5 Low-Cost Energy-Efficient Upgrades for Your Business


Looking to make your business more energy-efficient? Spend a little now and save a lot later by investing in these five low-cost upgrades.

  1. Programmable Thermostats: Purchasing a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to cut power costs related to heating and cooling your property. You’ll be able to schedule your HVAC system to automatically turn on during business hours, and off during evening hours and weekends. Once it’s initially programmed, there will be no need to manually fuss with it afterwards. One of our favorites is the Nest Learning Thermostat — it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and learns your temperature habits in about a week. You can also adjust the temperature from your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Upgrade Your Doors and Windows: Another way to make your building cheaper to heat and cool is by updating the weather stripping and caulking around your doors and windows to prevent unwanted air loss. This is much more cost-effective than purchasing brand new windows and doors!
  3. Ceiling Fans: A ceiling fan is a great way to supplement your cooling system. They circulate the air, making warm rooms feel cooler,  and only cost pennies per day to operate. So instead of running your A/C on 68 degrees all day, set it to 71 degrees and run a fan on low to keep your employees comfortable for less.
  4. Low Energy Lighting: Add skylights and windows wherever possible to increase natural light and decrease your dependence on electricity. Another trick when it comes to reducing energy consumption is to replace older light fixtures with modern energy efficient models and switch to LED or CFL lightbulbs.
  5. Energy Management System: Utilizing an energy management system can help you reduce power consumption and energy waste, lower operating costs, and lessen your impact on the environment. Click here to browse through our selection of power monitoring products.

Interested in learning how Electro Industries power monitoring equipment can help your business save energy, money, and the environment? Contact us today at 866-928-7908.

Electro Industries Releases Enhanced Security and Data Push for Shark® Meters to Cloud Servers


Westbury, NY (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) – Electro Industries/GaugeTech (EIG) announces important new features for the INP100S Ethernet card and INP300S IEC 61850 Protocol Server card used by its Shark® 200/270 meters. Both cards now give enhanced security through creation of a whitelisted Exclusive Client. When the Exclusive Client is communicating to the Network card, all other communication to the card is suspended. This protects the meter from unauthorized access or tampering during meter programming.

In addition, the INP100S Ethernet card now supports data push of meter readings to cloud servers. The meter can push up to 15 readings on a programmed interval to cloud servers using the popular JSON structure. Cloud server support, as well as the enhanced security, is a critical capability for customers of the Shark® 200 and Shark® 270 advanced revenue meters, giving them the ability to integrate energy management into their cloud-based building management systems, such as Lucid’s BuildingOS®.

Information about the Network cards and the Shark® meters can be found at EIG’s website:

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9 Ways Your Business Can Promote Its Energy Savings


In today’s world, it’s crucial to show good corporate social responsibility. Is your agency charitable? Does your business care about the environment? Does your company save on energy consumption? These are all examples of different ways a business can show they are committed to the well-being of society. Electro Industries offers an array of products that can help your business go green and conserve energy on a regular basis.

Once you’ve taken the leap, it’s important to get the word out. Read below for our top nine business-savvy ways to promote your energy savings:

 

  1. Blog About It: Create a blog dedicated to sharing your energy saving success (just like this one). You can provide green tips to live by, as well as industry news for your consumers to subscribe to.

  2. Create an Infographic: Infographics present data in a visually appealing way. This grabs the attention of your stakeholders and allows them to more easily receive the information.

  3. Shoot a Video: Put together an informational video about your energy saving efforts. Posting video content on your website can increase conversion by 80 percent. Additionally,  92 percent of mobile video consumers share videos with others.

  4. Post Case Studies: When it comes to energy conservation, case studies are instrumental in showcasing your accomplishments. Create a dedicated tab on your website for case studies about your work.

  5. Send a Newsletter: Your monthly newsletter is the perfect place to promote your green business news. Feature a snippet about your achievements with an eye-catching photo so it doesn’t get lost in translation.

  6. Send a Traditional Press Release: Whether you have a PR team or not, it is important to get your news out to the media. A traditional press release can do just that. Create some positive press for yourself by sending out press releases about your triumphs in energy efficiency.

  7. Create Corporate Reports: Preparing a detailed corporate report for your constituents to review is another way to present your tactics to the public in a neat and organized way.

  8. Utilize Social Media: Never underestimate the power of social media. With the number of users on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin growing every day, the right post on the right platform can increase your reach ten-fold. Put effort into creating and sharing content regularly. This will increase brand awareness and traffic to your website.

  9. Email Your Constituents: No matter how much content you create, it all means nothing if people aren’t seeing it. A great way to get your information out there is to deliver it yourself. Start an email campaign with links to your social media pages, as well as the content you’ve created to increase views.

 

Electro Industries is a worldwide supplier and manufacturer of power monitoring equipment. For more than 40 years, we have helped businesses around the world save energy, money, and the environment. Contact us today at (866) 928-7908 to learn how our energy management systems can help your business go green.

How Should I Bill My Tenants for Power?


If you rent out residential or commercial property, you’ve probably wondered how to bill your tenants for the energy they consume. This is usually handled in one of two ways: square footage based billing and fair billing.

Square Footage-Based Billing

This simple practice consists of billing your tenants proportionately based on the square footage of their space. For example, let’s say this month’s electricity bill is $600. You have two tenants: one rents a 1,000 square foot space for a family of four; the second is an individual who rents a 5,000 square foot space and is never home. Based on the size of their units, the first tenant would pay $100 and the second would pay $500, regardless of how much energy they actually used during that time period. This essentially punishes tenants for renting larger spaces, and should be avoided if possible.

Fair Billing

Property managers who don’t want to rely on the arbitrary square footage-based billing method can easily utilize fair billing. Fair billing charges tenants for how much electricity they actually consume.This is done through the application of submeters. These devices track how much energy is consumed by each individual unit, allowing tenants to be charged for what they use each month. Tenants like this because it’s fair. It also encourages them to conserve energy, since they directly benefit from the savings.  In addition, fair billing also benefits the property manager. With automatic billing and fair division among tenants, it becomes even easier to market your property and attract new customers — not to mention, submetering is tax-deductible, increases your property value, and reduces operating costs.

Electro Industries has been helping property managers across the globe submeter their tenant’s spaces and save energy and money for more than 40 years. Contact us today to learn how our power monitoring products can benefit your business: call (866) 928-7908.

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