Once you've installed a Verdigris system, there are a few final touches to get the most out of your new energy analytics platform. These settings help ensure you get the most accurate information, including:
- Energy Use Intensity
- End-use comparison
1) Verify your address and building details
Make sure your address and zip code are correct to ensure your data are in the right time zone and to get the correct weather data.
Go to app.verdigris.co and click the
Settings icon in the top-right corner.
Then go to
Building Profile in the sidebar menu.
Add your Building Size and Industry.
2) Link your utility's API [if available]
Many utilities offer access to your data through an API. These programs are often called "Share my data" or similar. GreenButton is a popular standard used by utilities to make data accessible to their customers. Link your account to get even more accurate cost details using your utility data.
You can find more information on utility APIs and detailed instructions on how to do this here:
3) Add your Rate Schedule
Verdigris uses your rate schedule to provide better energy cost estimates. OpenEI has compiled an open database of utility rate schedules. Find your rate schedule tariff ID in the database and add it to your account to get more precise cost estimates.
To begin, navigate to your Building Profile page as described in the steps above, and find the Rate Schedule section.
Next, find your tariff ID.
Step 1: Go directly to the Utility Rate Database here: http://en.openei.org/apps/USURDB/
Or, go to OpenEi, and select the “Apps” tab at the top of the OpenEI website.
Then click on “International Utility Rate Database”
Step 2: Enter your utility provider in the Utility Name field and any other options to narrow the search. Click
Step 3: Find your rate and click
View on the right.
Step 4: From the “View Rate” page, copy the ID from your browser (The ID appears as a series of numbers and letters at the end of the URL following
Step 5: Return to the Building Profile page in app.verdigris.co and paste your ID in the OpenEI Tariff ID field.
Congratulations, you're all set up!
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