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Resource Data Management System

The purpose of the Resource Data Management System (RDMS) is to continuously improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the Defence estate by monitoring and analysing electricity and water consumption. The RDMS has been implemented to meet the objectives of Defence’s National Sub-meter Program (NSP). By understanding our electricity and water consumption, Defence can identify patterns of overuse, water leaks and can target measures to reduce use and improve efficiency.

What is the RDMS?

The RDMS is a network of meters measuring electricity and water consumption across the Defence estate and transmitting this consumption data to a central data repository. The name of the software platform is Amulet. Gas meters will be added to the RDMS in the future.
Consumption data is drawn from utility or gate meters, sub-meters within a base, and Building Management Systems (BMSs).

RDMS Screen Clip

Data is available at the estate, region and site level. Within a site, data relating to individual sub-meters is also available. The data is available at 15 minute intervals, 24 hours per day. Currently not all sites and meters are connected to the RDMS. Over time more meters are being connected to the RDMS to meet the objectives of the NSP.

The RDMS is also where site-based Sustainability Action Plans (SAPs) are stored. SAPs contain a list of prospective sustainability-related projects, such as an energy efficiency improvement. Projects can be logged and tracked as SAPs and funding applied for through the Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) Program.

Documents outlining SAP governance have been included below:

SAPs are stored on the RDMS. Alternatively, if you wish to submit a SAP and do not have access to the RDMS you can submit the opportunity via Smart.Infrastructure@defence.gov.au

The target audience for the RDMS is primarily Defence personnel and Estate Maintenance and Operations Services (EMOS) contractors, however access to the RDMS is available on approval to Defence industry consultants and contractors.

Key Benefits

The RDMS provides the following benefits:

  • Easy access to resource consumption data (electricity, water and gas) across the estate.
  • Capability to analyse this data using peak power use (kW), peak water use (kL/s), consumption, time of use, profile comparison tool (across all time intervals), and weather station data.
  • Strategic targeting of resource and cost saving initiatives across the estate.
  • Hosting Sustainability Action Plans (SAPs).
  • Measurement, verification and reporting of identified and implemented resource saving initiatives, at a national, regional, site, and building level.

RDMS Screen Clip 2

Adding New Meters

New electricity and water meters added to the estate through new builds, refurbishments, upgrades and retrofits are required to be connected to the RDMS in accordance with the requirements outlined in the relevant sub-metering documentation. The Smart Infrastructure Manual: Design and Construction contains further information for design and delivery projects. Electricity and water meter hardware specifications are available via the NSP. Contact the NSP Program Manager for further information (contact details at the bottom of this page).

Broader Policy Context

The RDMS assists Defence in achieving energy and water reduction objectives outlined in other Defence Strategies and Policies. Refer to the NSP for further information.

Getting Access

Dr Peter Moore
Stantec Australia Pty Ltd
Level 21
141 Walker St,
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Australia
Email: peter.moore@stantec.com

Go to the RDMS site.

Key Contacts

The RDMS is sponsored by the Directorate of Energy Efficiency, Environmental Resource Management and Sustainability (DEEERMS). MWH Global is the Program Manager for the NSP, including the RDMS. Enquiries may be directed to:

Allan O'Connor
Directorate of Energy Efficiency, Environmental Resource Management and Sustainability
Brindabella Business Park
Canberra ACT 2600
Tel: (02) 6266 8209
Email: Allan.Oconnor1@defence.gov.au

Dr Peter Moore
Stantec Australia Pty Ltd
Level 21
141 Walker St,
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Australia
Email: peter.moore@stantec.com

Version Control
Version No: 1.2 | Last Updated: Aug 17| Next Review: Feb 18
Technical Authority: ASEE
Subject Matter Expert: DEEERMS