IF Technology is Europe’s foremost specialist on geothermal energy systems. In the Netherlands over a thousand systems are in place where heat from the summer and cold from the winter is stored underground to be used again six months later. Needless to say, making use of nature’s own heating and cooling equipment makes for a very energy efficient way to get a comfortable temperature in your building.
Not only is IF Technology involved in designing and commissioning these complex energy systems, for over 150 sites IF Technology is responsible for the maintenance of the systems. A great deal of data analysis is needed to oversee the efficiency of the underground energy storage installations. But monitoring is also essential due to government regulations on keeping a thermal and chemical balance in the subsoil water systems.
Before setting up an M&T system the IF Technology engineers spent a lot of time collecting, grouping and analysing data. SunSolutions helped design a system that not only greatly reduces the time needed for IF Technology consultants, but also provides the end customer with a powerful web portal to monitor efficiency.
SunSolutions started this project by mapping the actual and desired information processes involved with IF Technology. This resulted in the specifications for an energy and information management system with a complete oversight of all the data to be collected and information to be generated.
It soon was decided to combine the powerful functionalities of eSight and Microsoft SharePoint. This provided the possibility to analyse large amounts of data and create an intuitive an interactive web portal with the possibility to include document management and workflow.