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Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
OP-T2-18: Energy Metering

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dan Held
Assistant Vice President
Strategic Communications, Columbia University Facilities and Operations
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Does the institution meter all energy consumption (electricity, natural gas, purchased steam, etc.) for at least one building?:

A brief description of the metering system:

Metering has been installed in buildings at the University's Morningside Campus, Baker Field Athletic Complex, Nevis Laboratories, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Columbia has developed a campus metering master plan that will ensure all buildings on the Morningside Campus are individually metered for steam, electricity, and chilled water over the course of the next 3-4 years. As part of the metering plan, Columbia has implemented a system called BUDA (building utility data acquisition). 15 buildings are already on-line and will be adding more for all of Morningside. In the buildings panels are installed that can connect electrical, water, and steam meters that will feed data to a central location. The data is live for use by Facilities staff with a goal to supply the information in a clickable public map of buildings. The information collected will help with measuring energy efficiency, erratic usage, reconciling with finance and ultimately help improve the University’s carbon footprint. Building-level metering continues to be installed in academic and residential buildings at the University's main Morningside Heights campus, Baker Field Athletic Complex, Nevis Laboratories and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. All metering for the 17 acre Manhattanville campus will be at the building-level.
Base building sub-metering exists for the Medical Center campuses. The Medical Center uses both the building management systems and the Stark system, both which supply information in real time for base building and sub-metered consumption information. The Stark system is estimated for completion by the end of summer 2012.

The goal for all University metering in Manhattan is to have electric, water and steam sub-meters for every building, as outlined by Greener Greater New York City.

Additional information on Columbia's energy metering:

CUMC Metering: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/facilities-management/energy/energy-initiatives

Morningside Metering:

Manhattanville Metering Plan: http://neighbors.columbia.edu/pages/manplanning/proposed_plan/environmental.html

NYC metering requirements:

The website URL where information about the metering system is available:

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