IoT and the rise of intelligent bureau

IoT and the rise of intelligent bureau

Historically, energy bureaus would simply review utilities metering data to identify inefficiencies in building and equipment performance and consumption. Now, with IoT, bureaus are intelligent – they provide far more insight, delivering cost savings, reducing consumption, and aiding legislative compliance.

Modern day intelligent bureaus can provide far more detailed insight than their predecessors. They bring together maintenance efficiencies, consumption monitoring, market intelligence, and procurement contract expertise, delivering more savings and benefits for businesses.

Intelligent bureaus benefit businesses three-fold, through cost savings to energy consumption reduction, and legislative compliance.

Energy bureaus

Previous methods of data analysis allowed bureau teams to deliver insights into how businesses could make changes to the way which they operated or managed their buildings/equipment in order to reduce utilities costs and consumption. Inefficiencies such as out-of-hours consumption, high base loads, or peaks in consumption would be identified. Whilst this would help lower bills, it didn’t go far enough.

UK businesses are becoming more aware of the ability to map and interpret utilities metering data against building and equipment performance to identify further inefficiencies in consumption and wasted costs.

Intelligent bureau

Today’s intelligent bureau provides much more. Inefficiencies in equipment and building performance can be identified and delivered as actionable insights to maintenance teams.

Our market intelligence teams, data scientists, and building optimisation engineers work together as part of this intelligent bureau to provide our clients with an ideal solution. This collaborative approach helps reduce utility costs, while ensuring building and equipment efficiency. The aim of this way of working is to deliver timely, actionable insights to educate and quantify the business benefits through apps and cloud-based software platforms.

Intelligent bureau in action

A truly intelligent bureau should offer buildings and occupiers the ability to reduce inefficiencies in performance, manage out-of-hours consumption, and also shift or shed consumption at the time of day that prices are greatest. Forward thinking, intelligent bureaus like ours, can also control consumption and cost while looking ahead to market changes. In doing so, a modern bureau solution can mitigate the impact of rising non-commodity costs (NCCs). With our ability to undertake long-term forecasting, we can also predict future utilities bills changes for our clients. Then, if we factor in their building controls, time-of-day tariffs, Triad Alerts, and even the forthcoming changes to the Capacity Market, there is even more opportunity for cost reduction.

Optimising your bills and usage

We start by collecting all your energy and water data, validating each bill you receive – including overcharges. Whilst many bureaus stop there, we go much further.

We can provide a number of financial reports to help you better budget and plan ahead. At the same time our team can also drill into the detail of your usage.

Intelligent bureau teams, like Utilitywise, work with businesses to move energy consumption when non-commodity costs (NCCs) are higher (DUoS / Triad) and take advantage of lower tariff periods, thereby reducing both kWh consumption each day and costs. Last year, we saved our customers over 25% on their Triad costs thanks to our alerts and automation in our controls devices.

With an intelligent bureau you can create cost certainty, ensure bill accuracy, and unearth hidden savings for energy and water.

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Intelligent buildings, smarter business

Utilitywise can introduce your business to the next generation of monitoring and controls. For more information about Utilitywise and our Intelligent Building Controls visit, call 01527 511 757 or email

Amy Shaw

Posted by on Tuesday, the 11. July at 8.30

Amy is part of our Corporate Marketing Communications team, working on everything from product campaigns and event planning, to content writing and social media.