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.
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).
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.
The RDMS provides the following benefits:
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).
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.
Tel: +61 (0) 439 106 819
Go to the RDMS site.
The RDMS is sponsored by the Directorate of Environmental Resource Management and Sustainability (DERMS). Stantec Australiai s the Program Manager for the NSP, including the RDMS. Enquiries may be directed to:
Assistant Director, Directorate of Environmental Resource Management and Sustainability, Infrastructure Division
Brindabella Business Park
Tel: (02) 6266 8094
Tel: +61 (0) 439 106 819