After you create a meter, you are asked if it should be included in your property metrics. In most cases, you will want to include all your meters in your metrics. An example of when you wouldn't include a meter in your metrics is if you have a sub-meter that measures energy for a specific purpose and you also have a master meter (which measures total consumption); counting both of those meters would double count your consumption.
If you've already created your meters and you want to double check that they are correctly counting toward your metrics:
- Go to the Energy or Water tab
- Under the Meters - Used to Compute Metrics header, select Change Meter Selections.
- Any meters that are checked are counting towards your energy or water metrics. You can make edits here, if needed.
- Beneath each Meter table (Energy / Water), you can indicate whether or not the meter(s) you have selected account for the total energy or water for the whole property. If the meter(s) do not account for total consumption, provide more details about what portion of the property you are benchmarking.
- If you make any edits, click Apply Selections at the bottom of the page.
If your property is a campus with individual buildings, each individual building will be listed so that you can easily make all associations for the whole property all in one place. You will notice that energy and water meters created for individual buildings can be associated to the individual building AND to the parent property so that you do not have to create and maintain duplicate meters at the building and property levels. Meters created for one individual building cannot be reused for another individual building (i.e. sibling buildings may not share meters).