Communities


Communities & Broad Acre Development

From entire communities to or a large-scale broad acre development SBS provides energy and metering, communications and data solutions to provide our clients a single source of data for billing, operational management and energy efficiency.

Since 2015 SBS has provided communities in Regional Australia integrated energy and utility metering, communications and data for the ongoing management of facilities, consumption and billing.

Data is valuable particularly in areas where services such as energy and water require close monitoring and management.

Whilst each application can require a bespoke solution SBS utilise our inherent skills source, deliver or manufacture equipment designed and proven to meet the tough remote environments. We keep an eye on design and efficiency ensuring our clients a cost effective, robust and long-term solution.

From regional towns and industry SBS solutions have become integrated, high value and trusted services delivering of quality consumption and billing information on time and in full.

Projects we've worked on

SBS has had the privilege of working on extensive community metering systems

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GOVERNMENT EDUCATION & SCIENCE

For many years this major international science body made several unsuccessful attempts, through different suppliers, to implement an end to end sub metering data management solution. In a final effort to achieve its goal, the organisation chose SBS, through a stringent selection process, to provide an energy and utility sub-metering solution for its Australia-wide facilities.

This complex, national multi-site, multi utility solution enables the client to gain individual, building level management and portfolio information from a single platform as required (and dependent on the end user’s authorisation). Providing detailed information for budgeting, forecasting, billing, energy efficiency management and consumer awareness across all the clients diverse campuses, business groups, retail and commercial interests.

This large-scale project was initiated through investigative audits, engaging local end users, contractors and service managers to best assess and understand the client’s issues and needs. Developing a transparent work schedule considering many complex site and client driven time constraints.

Through expert design and implementation and close engagement with the customer’s project management team, local facility managers and contractors, SBS continues to maintain and expand and enhance its multi-utility sub-metering solution across the client’s portfolio.

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Airports & Ports

With a complex and ever-changing footprint, our client sought to smarten their existing metering network while preparing for new technology adoption as they expanded. The site covers a vast area with complex safety and security issues and tenancy arrangements that include Retail, Hospitality, transport, logistics and essential services.

To kick off the project, SBS undertook detailed audit and assessment of the client’s existing metering equipment, asset life analysis and refresh or replace options for the entire facility. The findings were assessed with current and future needs of the site, prioritisation of impact (e.g. loss of revenue, reportable energy consumption etc.) and implementation plan considerations. SBS identified 75% more end user metering points than initially estimated. The roll out of a complete energy metering and communications package meant energy losses and unbilled values were immediately recognised.

Phase One delivered substantial cost recovery in consumption, billing and data management improvements. Phase Two was quickly adopted integrating the upgraded energy metering platform with newly installed intelligent water communication, monitoring and metering systems.

The end benefits for the client include clear line of sight and management of all energy and utility data for this broad-acre, complex and important international facility. With all energy and utility information being available on a single platform: SBS Netstream

Should you have any doubts about lost revenue, concerns regarding your metering platform, communications or data, SBS has the know how to promptly assess your specific needs.

 

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High rise residential mutli-tower development

In the 18 months from initial design SBS delivered a full turn-key, funded hot water and sub-metering solution for one of Asia's largest developers. Supplying and servicing the needs of over 600 apartments across 3 towers SBS provided high efficiency hot water plant, hot water metering, chilled water metering for air-conditioning and electrical sub-metering.

Working closely with the developer and its building contractor teams, SBS developed a ground up solution to provide entire turn-key services for energy, water and chilled metering and hot water plant provision.

In addition to the metering, plant and communications supply and commissioning a fully funded meter and data service solution was provided. This permits the client to focus on their core objectives of building a high quality, energy efficient development without the need to fund any electrical or water sub-meters or hot water plant.

SBS provides the client long-term, fuss free end to end services for the entire sub-metering requirements, hot water provision and consumption data for billing and associated equipment maintenance. These metering and hot water services reduce upfront capital costs while providing building occupants with a reliable long term service and high quality billing and usage data from SBS Netstream.