Informatics Energy Page

This page contains information and resources about energy use and energy saving in the forum.

Overview of energy-saving projects in the Informatics Forum

There are a number of projects being undertaken by number of people in Informatics and the wider University to reduce energy use in the Informatics Forum.The notes of the Post Occupancy Evaluation meeting held on 12th November 2012 have details about a numher of these project, and there is more background at this blog post.

Area Task Status People
Computing Allow machines to go to sleep and stay asleep whilst users logged in In progress AS, CC
Computing Document sleep Completed AS, CC
Computing Experiment with disabling one of Building UPSs In progress - trial happening AS,DB
Cooling,Computing Reduce cooling in IT closets Tests agreed DW, AS
Cooling,Computing Replace DX unit in main UPS room? Depends on UPS JB, AS, DW
Metering, Computing Get energy display on a main screen in Forum Completed 2012-12-10 AS,DW
Lighting Adjust PIRs on toilet lights Completed 2012-11-12 MR
Lighting Moving kitchen lights to local sensor control In progress MR
Lighting Reprogramming lighting controls Agreed CO, DH
Lighting Informing colleagues about how to use light switches Agreed DCS
Ventilation Measure current AHU consumption to see effect of control changes Discussed DW?
Ventilation Consider methods of improving airflow to stuffy offices In progress DB, BB
Metering Analyse data from zonal meters & compare with total usage In progress DCS, BB, DH?
Metering Automate reading of zonal meters Decided against - too low Benefit-cost ratio DW?

AS – Alastair Scobie
JB – Jim Brown
DW – Dougie Williams
MR – Mike Riley
DH – Dave Hamilton
DB – David Barratt
CO – Caroline Overy
BB – Bill Bordass
DCS – David Sterratt
CC – Chris Cooke


Samples of weekly energy use in the forum


This graph was generated using the data supplied by the Energy office (see below) using the script figures.R.

-- DavidSterratt - 07 Oct 2011

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