HEIF campus energy monitoring

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The Project

HEIF campus energy monitoring is a project that proposes to create an intern position which would be responsible for collecting analyzing and publishing specific energy usage for campus and community use. The idea was to create a program that was similar to US Davis where there is easy to access information that can be used. Previously it was though that electric and gas meters were not monitored and the information stored, however with the proposal of this project it was learned that in fact the data was stored. However the information was keep in a log book in HSU's Plant Operations, so that data was not available for student use.

The Internship

The main goal of the intern would be, at a minimum, to collect and compile gas and electric data form the various building on campus. The intern would also implored to engage in outreach activities to get the information to staff, students and members of the community. Here are some of the uses that the stored data could have.

 developing baseline energy consumption estimates across campus

 identifying candidate buildings in need of more detailed evaluation

 prioritizing energy efficiency projects by their relative impact on energy use

 providing critical quantitative inputs for future HEIF proposals

 monitoring and quantitatively assessing the impact of energy efficiency retrofits and

 outreach programs funded by HEIF
 educating the HSU community about building energy efficiency and conservation

 planning, maintenance, and operational decision-making by Plant Operations