The University has purchased an energy management software (Pulse Energy) that would provide real-time information about energy consumption of approximately fifty major buildings on the downtown and Macdonald Campus.
While the staff of the Utilities and Energy Management unit would primarily be using the software’s ‘Manage’ module to manage operations, the software also contains a ‘Dashboard’ module that will be available to the public to view energy consumption of metered buildings in real time as well as provide auxiliary information of interest to building occupants, such as green features of their building/campus, energy tips, the equivalent energy consumption (ex. Building A consumed ? kWh, which could power the Eiffel Tower for ?? hours.) While this lies outside of the mandate and resource capacity of the Utilities and Energy Management staff, we are proposing the hiring of a student to act as a temporary McGill Energy Dashboard Information Assistant who could assist with development and maintenance of this Dashboard module.
See Also: Pulse Check (SP0044)
For further information conerning this project, or to get in touch with its members, please contact the krista [dot] houser [at] mcgill [dot] ca (SPF Administration Team).
Visit the McGill Energy Dashboard