September 16, 2013 — University of Miami —
The Energy Conservation Organization Agency (ECO), in collaboration with GreenU and the University of Miami Facilities Management Department, is proud to announce campus integration with the LUCID energy monitoring dashboard. This system monitors energy use in buildings across campus and anybody can view real-time energy use at http://www.buildingdashboard.net/miami.
ECO pursued the integration of LUCID to build student and faculty knowledge of energy use and to foster more efficient daily habits. By helping everyone understand where wasted energy is coming from, LUCID can help reduce energy use. The buildingdashboard.com website provides educational material on how to be environmentally conscious and real time data on energy usage in the buildings.
“ECO’s mission is to make the University of Miami more sustainable and LUCID is a perfect way to further that mission” said Kamal Daghistani, ECO Agency Chair. “Energy monitoring has been scientifically proven to lead to increased sustainability and LUCID is the best monitoring software available.”
LUCID is used by dozens of other colleges across the country, including Harvard University. These schools have seen reductions in energy use and costs since they integrated LUCID into their campus. On the University of Miami campus, LUCID is currently integrated with the four freshman towers, the MacArthur Engineering building, three buildings in the University Village, and the Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall. Plans are in place to expand LUCID integration to the rest of campus and put in place competitions between buildings during future events like Homecoming and Sports Fest.
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