Planning and Design

Beginning with needs analysis and factoring in the goals of the project, Apex Innovation works with clients to create a customized plan to suit the specific needs of their project. This plan is then used to develop a material and labour budget for the recommended product and service option/s. We look at the existing equipment (if any) and also take this into account in the initial design.



    Audit of existing equipment

    Material and labour budgeting

    Initial meter system design and meter plan

    Recommendations on product and service options

    Specification writing

    System drawings

    Pre-evaluation for Green Star Accreditation using the Green Building Council guidelines




Meter system deployment is not a common task for most property managers, operators, contractors or engineers. At Apex Innovation, we specialise in this field. In our experience, cost effective and fully functional meter systems are a result of good design and good execution.

As part of our service package, we work with building operators, engineers, consultants, contractors, and wholesalers to identify the necessary meter points, the correct communications option for your property, and the reporting software that best meets all of the system’s users’ needs.

We also provide a list of qualified contractors for the installation of the meters and communications equipment and facilitate the entire process.

Upon completion of the installation, Apex Innovation technicians conduct a site verification to ensure that the meters and communications have been installed correctly and tenant loads are properly identified. Certificates of Acceptance are then issued to the owner upon completion of the verification. If reading and billing options are selected, Apex Innovation Metering Solutions will provide training on the chosen PC-based or Web-based reporting software. Scheduled meter maintenance and inspections can also be added to our project services.




Project Management is a necessity when providing a turn-key metering system. Metering projects can require the input and organisation of multiple stakeholders, including property managers, operators, electrical/plumbing and mechanical contractors, energy managers, engineers, software providers and tenants. Metering projects can also involve multiple stages, including design, deployment, commissioning and reporting. Without proficient project management, projects can go over budget, over time and not meet all stakeholder expectations.


Apex Innovation project managers facilitate all aspects of the metering project, including:


·      initial project review with all stakeholders of the meter system

·      project specifications, budgets and drawings

·      coordination of product delivery, contractors for installation and commissioning technicians

·      integration of meter system with new or existing software and reporting procedures

·      close-out meetings and as-built documentation

·      scheduling of project team meetings and preparation of project updates as needed