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Liaison Maria Ayala
Submission Date Dec. 25, 2013
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Universidad San Francisco de Quito
OP-T2-17: Energy Management System

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Fausto Vasco
IT Manager and Coordinator
IT department
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Does the institution use a centralized energy management system that allows it to track energy consumption and performance in multiple buildings in a central location?:
Yes

A brief description of the management system:

Due to the University’s built environment and the climate where the campus is located, there is no need for air conditioning throughout USFQ Cumbaya campus (as explained on the built environment report), except in places where there is special equipment. For instance, the data center where permanent air conditioning is required to avoid damaging by excess heating of special computers, the high performance computing system (HPC), among others. The air conditioning system is Canatal. The usage of electricity for air conditioning is included in the total usage of electricity in the campus

There is in fact an Energy Management System for where the servers are located, which not only provides constant monitoring of temperature but exactly knows the amount of electricity used. This Management system has technology to be connected by phone devices with the technical crew that monitors the servers and can be reached remotely if needed. Due to possible power shortages the management system also has a backup generator that provides servers with energy for 15 to 20 minutes until electric generators at the University start up. Additionally a fire system is also in place. Redundant uninterrupted servers are from the Powerware brand.


The percentage of building space monitored with a centralized energy management system:
2

A description of what systems are shut down during unoccupied periods:
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The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:
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