Over the last two months, Plant Operations has installed 70 flow meters to measure electricity, natural gas, water, steam, and fuel oil usage for main campus buildings. About half of the meters are electricity meters, making continuous measurements of energy usage for each building. In the past, GC’s main campus was all one connected circuit, so we couldn’t determine how much electricity each building was using.
The meters are data-linked to our Siemens Apogee System software, which allows our energy technicians to constantly monitor and report usage. The Sustainability Council Energy Workgroup will be meeting soon to draft a reporting plan that will serve to encourage the campus community to pay attention to their energy use and conserve where possible.