Ethos Energy Management

Star Data Analytics (SDA) have developed an AI-enabled, data-driven performance optimisation and monitoring system which identifies efficiency problems and can save plant owners thousands of pounds in electricity bills. It effectively controls energy waste to ensure you’re getting the best out of your refrigeration and heating equipment.

Ethos harnesses the power of real-time data to analyse current plant operations and compare it with an AI generated model of theoretical performance based on the original design expectations. The system then identifies performance gaps and provides recommendations to enable businesses to make informed decisions on how to bridge these inefficiencies.

Evidence from over 50 live installations indicates that Ethos insights can result in savings ranging from 10% to 30% in annual operational costs, a significant leap towards achieving net zero.

  • Real-time monitoring: Continuous tracking of refrigeration system performance against optimal design expectations.
  • Inefficiency detection: The system pinpoints inefficiencies and reveals hidden energy-saving opportunities.
  • Tailored recommendations: Specific guidance on corrective actions ranging from quick wins such as repairing malfunctioning components, adjusting control setpoints, enhancing door controls, to component overhauls, control upgrades and operational shifts to enhance efficiency.
  • Sustainable approach: A focus on reducing carbon footprint and promoting environmentally friendly practices alongside economic benefits.

Web Portal – Dashboard

The web portal provides access for both SDA consultants and the customer in order to view live data and chart historical data. Email alerts can be set up for when sensor parameters go outside limits and sensor data can be bulk downloaded in the industry standard csv format for analysis.

SDA interprets this data using refrigerant properties and equipment datasheets, providing jargon-free, helpful reports which quickly tell you what parts of the plant are working efficiently and which could be improved. The reports give a red, amber, green list and show the load profile and spare capacity of the equipment.

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Key Features of Ethos are:

  • Dashboard
  • Live data
  • Intuitive interface
  • Mobile ready
  • Track spending
  • Equipment alerts
  • Insights
  • Capacity determination
  • 4G Mobile connection
  • Standalone device

Benefits of Ethos:

  • Identifies energy saving opportunities
  • Easy to install
  • Can be retrofitted
  • System health check
  • Easy to use
  • Monitoring on the go
  • Expert analysis
  • No Internet connection necessary
  • Data for ESOS audits
  • Demonstrates benefits of investment

“Star Data Analytics have the knowledge and experience to identify exactly where savings can be made, and many of which are with minor unnoticeable changes in system operation.”

Joanne Webster, Compliance Manager – The Ice Co Storage & Logistics

“We have made tangible reductions in energy use throughout our chilled depots whilst continuing to run our business as usual with no disruption, and have not decreased our capacity requirements resulting in reduced operational costs improving like-for-like profit margins. These changes behind the scenes also reduce your overall carbon footprint.”

Brian Churchyard, Building Model, Engineering, Energy & Innovation Senior Manager – Asda

“Ethos is an excellent tool to identify and implement corrective actions to improve refrigeration efficiency and performance.”

Dean Stewart, Energy Reduction Coordinator – City Facilities Management

“We commissioned Star Data Analytics to measure operation and performance of our existing chillers so that we could gain a better insight into refrigeration load and spare refrigeration capacity ahead of increasing production.”

Niall Murphie, Global Head of Engineering – BrewDog

Ethos Energy Management
Anne Flanagan
Business Development Manager - SDA

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