K-12 and Higher Education

RTIS® Helps Schools and Universities Optimize Energy, Reduce Costs, and Improve Sustainability

Schools and colleges operate differently than most other organizations, as their schedules and goals are centered around the needs of students, faculty, parents, and other community stakeholders, rather than serving clients. Thus, they have unique challenges and energy management needs.

Using the RTIS® energy analytics platform, schools can identify and mitigate inefficient practices and wasted energy usage, improve sustainability performance and awareness, and create opportunities in their budgets to invest in additional educational programs.

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RTIS® Offers Schools the Following Benefits:

Lower Energy Expenses
By analyzing historical and real-time energy data, RTIS® provides insights on how to consume less energy and use it more efficiently to lower energy costs.

Lower Maintenance Costs
By sub-metering equipment, schools can predict equipment failures before they occur, reducing maintenance costs and extending equipment life.

Anticipate Periods of High Energy Costs and Pollution
Utilize weather, grid conditions, and historical building usage data to predict upcoming periods of high energy cost that may cause budgets to be exceeded.

Utility Bill Analysis and Optimization
Utilize the RTIS® rate utility rate engine to identify the most attractive distribution rate classes and supply rates based on the schedule and seasonality of each building’s unique energy usage profile.

Benchmark Equipment, Buildings, and Campuses
RTIS® can help benchmark energy performance across equipment, buildings, campuses, or even other similar-sized schools in order to measure and identify underperforming assets.

Optimize Building Usage Schedules
RTIS® reveals areas of the building that are wasting energy during idle and unoccupied periods, like computers that are running during weekends or in the summer when school is closed to minimize waste and create more intelligent energy efficient schedules and practices.

Improve Sustainability
Schools often take an active role in supporting their local communities, and enhancing sustainability by increasing energy efficiency aids this effort. Sustainability can also be a factor that entices students to enroll, especially for higher education organizations where institutional fit plays a large role.

RTIS® Insights

Energy Cost Transparency & Optimization

Utility bills are opaque and difficult to understand. The RTIS® rate engine provides transparency and reduces costs by analyzing your building’s energy usage profile and determining the most attractive rate classes, supply rates, identifying billing errors and applicable tax credits, and tracking utility tariff changes.

Operational Improvements

Through real-time monitoring and analytics on your critical loads, RTIS® dissects your business processes and building system performance to identify process improvements that reduce costs and improve your company’s sustainability.

Investment Opportunities

RTIS® tracks historical and real-time equipment performance and factors in weather conditions to detect performance anomalies and inefficiencies to identify attractive capital investment opportunities.