|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 11, 2011|
University of Utah
Tier2-5: Energy Management System
|0.25 / 0.25||
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:
The University of Utah’s Energy Management Office (EMO) does use a centralized energy management system. Currently, there is a database that stores monthly consumption data from both campus meter reads and utility bills. The utility analyst remotely reads several hundred meters in over 100 buildings and stores the reading information in the database. The data systems department receives and pays the bills for purchased energy and water and transfers all the usage data into the same system. Together this provides total consumption data for campus operations on a monthly basis that can then be aggregated further.
The EMO will be completing initial installation of an automated metering database in fiscal year 2012. Existing building-level meters will be tied into the new system right away, and building-level meters will be added where they are lacking to the extent possible with current funding. Over time, the goal is to retrofit and fully meter all campus utilities at the building level at minimum. Additional tools such as geographic integration system (GIS) integration are being piloted and evaluated for future system-wide upgrades.
The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:
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