Meters are sensors that measure and record resource use, such as energy or water consumption. Conventional metering (or master-metering) typically provides utility readings for an entire building or facility once per month. Submetering offers a powerful insight into a building's resource use by capturing more detailed consumption information, which helps to identify building inefficiencies, meet performance goals, and improve occupant awareness. As the saying goes, “what gets measured gets managed.”

Submeters can measure resource use for different buildings in a multi-building campus, different floors of the same building, different tenants in a multi-tenant office or facility, individual building systems, electrical circuits, or even specific devices.

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Last Reviewed: 2022-04-21