Our Projects

Interactive SItes:

  • Energy and Water Challenge
  • CEED
  • TherMOOstat
  • Trim the Waste

Building Optimization:

  • Scheduling optimization: We work to better match the hours of operation of non-critical HVAC systems with actual occupancy patterns of each building (labs and animal spaces are required to be ventilated and conditioned 24/7 and are never on a schedule).
  • Holiday shutdowns: During holiday weekends, many spaces are unoccupied and do not need to be conditioned. Scheduling off non-critical HVAC systems for these weekends requires a lot of behind-the-scenes work, but yields significant energy savings.
  • Comfort band implementations: We are helping implement more uniform temperature setpoints across campus to improve comfort and better adapt to changes in seasons and attire.
  • Small Workspace Air & Remote Monitoring (SWARM) project: This project aims to connect the myriad of small buildings on campus to a centralized system for HVAC scheduling and energy monitoring.
  • Project Night Owl: What goes on in buildings at night? Usually not much, yet energy usage often stays high at night. We are working on ways to address that.
  • BigFix Power Save Mode

Collaborations: 

  • Water Dashboard
  • Energy and Water Challenge

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TherMOOstat Success Stories

What do we do with your feedback?

Our team looks for issues in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) scheduling, problems with airflow, poorly located thermostats, and assist with some mechanical issues. It's also important to us that you know how your building works and how to use your thermostat. We use your feedback as a way to connect with you and help you understand your building. 

We'd also like to note that we use your TherMOOstat comfort feedback over longer periods of time, looking at years of data to find energy saving opportunities. Scroll down to discover more about the comfort issues you've helped solve and energy you've helped us save on campus! 

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