From the dashboard interface, the different site details are accessible. Click on the button « Navigate to a building » and type the first letters from the site in order to see a list popping-up. One can choose a building from the list.
It is possible to create a specific dashboard for each site. It will be visible on the level of each individual site.
1. Building properties
1.1. General information: address of the site. In order to add or change the information on the level of the site, it will be sufficient to click on the section « Edit the section »
1.2. Size of building, construction of building,...: This information can be integrated via a functionality which permits to create forms. The functionality Forms can be reviewed in this document. One can create a form and its hierarchical structure and information via the functionality Forms. One can add or change the information that a form contains via the tab Building properties
2. Meters and sensors
In this tab, one can find a list of all sources that are linked to the site.
2.1. Add a new source
In order to create a new source, one can click on « Add a new source », and fill in the text fields.
- Name: name of the source. The name will be visualised in the platform Opisense
- EAN number : EAN number of the source if gas or electricity
- Number of the source: unique identity number of your source
- Energy usage : permit to detail the usage of the energy flow (e.g. lighting)
- Localisation : location of the source in the site
- Source type : type of source
- Description : free text field in which one can add information
2.2. Add an index
If a manual source, one should click on « Index » on the level of the individual source, to fill in the index value periodically:
- Click on “Index”
- Fill in the fields
- Fill in the date
- Fill in the value of the index
- Click out the text box to see the value appear
- Click on “Save” in order to save the index value
- To integrate an index value between a period of two indexes (two indexes at date X and data Y are already in Opisense), click in between the lines. The fields to enter an index will pop up.
2.3.. Add a virtual variable
In order to create a virtual variable from which the value will be the result of a calculation of more sources, click on « Add calculated consumption » and fill in the fields:
- ID: do not fill in this field. The field will be automatically filled in by the system.
- Name: name of the virtual source. The name will be visualised in Opisense
- Calculated virtual meter for: choose the type of energy for which a calculation will be configured
- Tag: define a tag for the virtual sources. This functionality is also present for real sources. By using the tag, one can easily filter sources. Important: the tag is a free text field, but the text can only consist out of one word, so one can’t split words. By typing in the tag field, a list of already used tags will pop-up.
o Add a first group of sources by clicking on “0 sources”, followed by “add another”
o Choose the source by filling in the fields:
o Add a second, third, fourth,… source by clicking on “add another”
o Adapt the factor
§ Divide the source by changing the value of 100
§ Substract the source (from other sources) by adding “-“ before the factor.
§ Example: source 1, factor 100% + source 2, factor -50 % = source 1 – ½ source 2
- Following, one can create a second group of sources for another time period by using the text field “End date”. E.g. Till 02-09-2016, the total consumption of a building should be the result of the sum of source 1 and source 2. After this date, the total consumption of the building should be the sum of source 1, source 2 and source 3. The end date of this group of sources should not be defined.
- The calculation of a virtual source will only be effective if all data sources that are part of the virtual source receive data. If a certain source does no longer receive data, the calculation will not be performed and so, the virtual variable will not show up. The status of the sources can be consulted via the button « Visualise meters ».
In this tab, one can enter the opening hours of a building. These opening hours can be used for the calculation of the alerts or for the configuration of a system for the regulation of temperatures.
3.1. Click on “Add schedule” in order to fill in the fields
- Edit schedule
o Name: name of schedule
§ Name: name given to the level (e.g. open, closed, pre-heat, heat,…)
§ Value: this field is only relevant in case one can control its heating installation. In this case, one can fill in a temperature. In all other cases, please fill in the value “1”.
- Default: select the level per default (e.g. open = Yes)
- Click on the schedule to fill in the schedule
3.2. Go to the schedule
- Click on the column of a specific data in order to define the start date and end date for a specific level
- Click on “Save”
- This schedule will apply automatically on all weeks (previous weeks and future weeks). At this moment, it is not possible to define different schedules for different weeks.
4. History of reports
In this tab, all reports on site level which are generated by Opisense, are centralised.
It is possible to indicate a past or future event. An event can have an impact on the value of a source (e.g. a consumption) or on other relevant data related to a source.
E.g.: construction work on building, welcoming days during the weekend, maintenance of heating installation, change of heating installation, new insulation, start date “challenge” lowering consumption,…
5.1. Click on « Create a new event» and fill in the fields :
- Description: free text field in which a name for the event can be filled in
- Type of event:
- SingleDate: event from which the duration is less or equal to one hour. One date should be indicated.
- Period: event from which the duration takes longer than one hour. One start date and one end date should be indicated.
- Information: free text field which permits to give more details on the event.
- Tags: by choosing a tag, one can indicate that the event will have an impact on the sources with the tag selected. A tag can be given on the level of the creation of the sources, both real and virtual (see X).
- Sources : select one or more sources on which the event will have an impact.
The tab Files permits to stock files on site level. Files can have different formats: photos, audit reports on energy performance, reports on maintenance, certificates of installations,…
The tab Invoices permits to inject data from invoices related to sources on site level.
7.1. Click on “Upload” and fill in the fields:
- Upload invoice : upload an invoice
- Invoice number: enter invoice number
- Invoice date: enter the data of the invoice
- Select source: type of invoiced energy consumption
- Type: type of invoicing (regularization, adaption or deposit)
- From – To: period of invoicing
- Status: status of invoice (none, overdue, paid, unpaid)
- Quantity: value of consumption
- Unit: unit in which quantity is indicated
- Amount excluded VAT
- Amount included VAT
It is possible to manage the user rights on the level of the site. The user rights can be reviewed in this document.
The tab Settings permits to delete the site from the platform.
10. Export data
The button Export data permits to export data related to the site. The functionality of data export can be reviewed in this document.