METRIX4

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Tool for monitoring energy usage and verifying cost savings from energy conservation measures. Metrix4 establishes baseline and target usage patterns, which can be used to�track building performance. Metrix4 uses specific algorithms to test for correlation between energy usage and weather data or other variables that you can define (such as occupancy or production). Screen Shots

Keywords

monitoring and verification, utility bill analysis, utility accounting

Validation/Testing

N/A.

Expertise Required

Basic knowledge of Windows and data entry.�Metrix4 training is available.

Users

Approximately 1000 users worldwide, mostly in the United States and Canada.

Audience

ESCOs, performance contractors, energy consultants, utilities and energy managers, governments, school districts.

Input

Users set up their project by entering Sites and Areas and Meters.�Users import (or type in) bill data and weather data, and then correlate utility usage to weather (or other variables).

Output

Metrix4 includes�many standard reports formats as well as graphing capabilities.� Users can also configure reports without having to buy another program to do so.� The program also allows users to create, print and export �lists of inputted data (such as information on all meters). Metrix4 enables users to communicate the results with an Excel-based report engine.

Computer Platform

PC platform, Windows (version 3.1 or later), 486 or higher.

Programming Language

Delphi (a derivative of PASCAL)

Strengths

Regression calculations are based upon ASHRAE's Monitoring and Verification Committee's reccomendations.�The hands-on regression allows users to make the best correlation between usage and weather (or other input variables).�Users can enter modifications to account for increases (or decreases in building usage) due to remodels or other events.� Users can model most utility rates.�There are no add on costs.

Weaknesses

The program becomes slow on larger projects (>200 meters). For this reason, it is recommended to split up large projects into 2 or 3 smaller ones.�

Contact

Company:

Abraxas Energy Consulting

Address:

859 Marsh Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
United States

Telephone:

(804) 438-4847

Facsimile:

(775) 201-4218

E-mail:

sales@abraxasenergy.com

Website:

http://www.abraxasenergy.com/intrometrix4.php

Availability

Metrix4 costs $2995 per license.�You can download a 30 day trial version from the web site.�