Within a company, environmental and energy data are collected by various staff. Often, technical operations take meter da, waste management takes data an waste disposal, purchased quantities of hazwardous materials are recorded by materials management and all invoices with data on consumption in accounting. These data are to be processed daily, weekly, monthly or annually.
The environmental officer collects all these data which sometimes requires great efforts, has to process them and present them in a way they can be assessed. The data are presented to the “operators” of the respective plants or the executives in the respective departments. In some companies, units consuming a lot of energy are rather centrally controlled by technical operations. In other companies, consumption is rather determined by the individual user.
Just imagine, there is a central environmental data base which allows you to store all your data.
any indicator (electriciy, gas, water, waste, quantity of hazardous material, fuel, quantities of purchased materials, etc.)
any number of meters
aggregation of meters depending on the functional unit, the technical distribution and their organisation unit
temporal resolution according to the recording of the data
Benchmarks can be used per meter in order so as to be able to build indicators
Then you would just need an appropriate surface to evaluate and present all data. This is not easy if you consider the mere quantity of data and desired visualisation.
We have developed the data bank based on our practical experience. It consists of three major parts.