Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
OP-T2-17: Energy Management System

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Anna Levitt
Assistant Campus Energy Manager
Facilities Management
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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?:

A brief description of the management system:
US San Diego has a Johnson Controls Metasys 4.0 building control system. The entire campus, down to the zone level, can be seen on the Metasys front end system. UC San Diego is installing the world's 1st microgrid master controller and optimizer software suite under a $2M grant that will reschedule on an hourly basis the mix of self generation, grid imports, electric and thermal storage, and demand load as a Virtual Power Plant based upon real time signals from the market, prevailing economics, known efficiencies and predicted environmental emissions, a prototype of the future Smart Grid.

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

A description of what systems are shut down during unoccupied periods:
Air handlers, pumps, chillers, and boilers that serve non-laboratory loads are shut down during unoccupied times (generally, at night and on weekends). HVAC systems in six buildings are now controlled by occupancy sensors; this is now a campus standard for new buildings and retrofit projects. Lighting is turned off in unoccupied areas, either by occupancy sensors, central lighting control systems or janitorial staff, depending on the area.

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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