Happy Earth Week everyone! In honor of Earth week, we are very pleased to present to you the University of Toledo Energy Dashboard shown below. To view the Energy Dashboard, go to https://www.utoledo.edu/sustainability/dashpro/
This tool provides a real-time snapshot of energy usage at the University of Toledo. In accordance with the mission of the Facilities and Construction Department, we have developed the Energy Dashboard for you for the following purpose:
- To monitor energy usage on campus in order to better manage/lower energy usage, utility cost and green house gas emissions.
- To help building occupants become more aware of their energy usage so that the University can become more sustainable.
- To help foster a culture of sustainability by encouraging energy conservation competitions between buildings.
- To provide an educational tool for faculty, staff, students and the UT community.
The Energy Management team is proud to introduce the live Energy Dashboard, which started three (3) years ago. In January 2015 , when I took over the management of the UT Metering Program, there were only 20 working meters data points out of 165 and a lot of issues ranging from hardware, IT connectivity, programming and data integration that needed to be resolved. The resources dedicated to their metering program were very limited: (1) full time employee -me- versus five (5) full time employees at another leading university.
During the last three months, we have worked hard to repair/integrate about 130 meters. This project was extremely challenging. We want to thank Ameresco for integrating and developping the websites.Thank you to the Department of Facilities and Construction. We are excited to unveil this Energy dashboard during Earth Week. So here it is UT!
Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal. The work is still in progress. In the future, we plan to fix the remaining electrical meters and integrate them. We will then look into integrating metering for building cooling (chilled water) and heating (steam).
For any suggestions, comments or ideas, email us at email@example.com
Together we can make this tool really great!
The Energy Management Team is at your service! Below is a picture of the team.
Front Row(l-r): Sandrine Mubenga, Brooke Mason Back row(l-r): Bill Knappins, Bob Huntsman, Phil Peter, and Rick Marciniak. Sandrine Mubenga, PE, MSEE, Manager, Electrical Engineering
PS: This blog was first published on Earth Day 4/21/15.