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HEIF campus energy monitoring
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HEIF  campus energy monitoring is a project that proposes to create an intern position, on Humboldt State University, 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 UC 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 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. Energy data is critical for HSU staff, faculty and students, however it is currently collected in an ad hoc fashion. Only Students would be eligible for hiring as the energy monitoring intern.
The intern is responsible for collecting the data that the EMS (Energy Monitoring System) collects and putting it in an understandable form.
To be eligible for the hiring as a Campus Energy Monitor you have to attend HSU and have technical qualifications which can be attended form attending ENGR 473.
Here are some proposed uses for the complied and analyzed energy data.
- 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