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Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
Electrical Audit of Computer Labs on Campus
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  • 1. Electrical Audit of Computers on Campus By Michael R Perez
  • 2. Overview <ul><li>Why Computer Labs?
  • 3. Campus Sustainability
  • 4. Development of Electrical Audit
  • 5. Excel Calculator
  • 6. Management of Computer Labs
  • 7. Results of Analyses
  • 8. Conclusions / Recommendation </li></ul>
  • 9. Long-term goal <ul><li>Create Sustainable Computer Labs </li><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient Equipment </li><ul><ul><li>Computers
  • 10. Monitors
  • 11. Printers </li></ul></ul><li>Social Learning </li><ul><ul><li>Better management skills for Labs
  • 12. Create better understanding of harmful energy usage
  • 13. Developing Workshops </li></ul></ul><li>Create Database of equipment used for each Lab </li><ul><ul><li>Accessible to the Public (students)
  • 14. Shows energy consumption of labs
  • 15. Calculator for Carbon emissions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 16. The Present Situation <ul><li>Energy Consumption of Computer Lab Equipment is currently unknown. </li><ul><ul><ul><li>American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) – Sign by President John Dunn </li><ul><li>Promote Higher Education to take initiative on Sustainability on Campus.
  • 17. Zero Net Carbon Emissions </li></ul><li>Climate Savors Computer Initiative </li><ul><li>Energy Star ® equipment
  • 18. Avoid Phantom Power </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 19. Electrical Audit of Computer Labs Design <ul><li>System's that cause the most energy consumption in the labs </li><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build list of items Needed
  • 20. Hours of operation for each Lab </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><li>Contact Lab Management </li><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collect Component List
  • 21. Compile list of everyday energy saving techniques </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><li>Develop process to calculate </li><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to calculate energy usage
  • 22. How to calculate Carbon emissions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 23. What Systems are Consuming Energy <ul><li>Research Shows </li><ul><ul><ul><li>(excluding heating/cooling, lighting) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>COMPUTERS
  • 24. MONITORS
  • 25. PRINTERS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Typical Power Ratings Usage Computer 350 watts Ordinary Computer Monitor 160 watts Printer 4.6 watts Monitor (LCD) 2.6 watts Cell Phone Battery Charger 1.6 watts Cordless Drill Battery Charger 2.4 watts University of Massachusetts
  • 26. Power Stages <ul><li>Computers </li><ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum Power Usage
  • 27. Energy Efficient Staging
  • 28. Hibernate / Standby
  • 29. Phantom Power (plug into outlet with no hard switch) </li></ul></ul></ul><li>Monitors </li><ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum Power Usage
  • 30. Standby Mode
  • 31. Phantom Power </li></ul></ul></ul><li>Printers </li><ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum Power (printing only)
  • 32. Standby Mode
  • 33. Phantom Power </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Computer Usage Data Machine Type # of Computers M.W.U Tested Data Standby W.U Ph. Power Dell OptiPlex GX320 32 305 2 2 Dell OptiPlex GX745 21 275 122 2 1 Dell OptiPlex GX755 73 275 61.99 2.82 0.9 Dell OptiPlex GX620 26 275 70.51 2.3 1.2 Dell OptiPlex GX330 25 305 74.01 2.5 0.8 HP Compaq dc7600 Business PC (HP Compaq) 30 240 1.5 2.3
  • 34. Contacting Management <ul><li>Contacted Computer Lab Management </li><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Received low volume of responses </li></ul><li>Cut list of materials needed from management </li><ul><li>Still no responses from management </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><li>Contacted Campus Management </li><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administration got involved and Drafted a Compliance Policy </li><ul><ul><ul><li>Timothy Greene, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • 35. Lowell Rinker, Vice President Business and Finance
  • 36. James Gilchrist, Vice Provost for Academic Operations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 37. Calculator <ul><li>Development of Energy Consumption Calculator </li><ul><ul><li>Input component and outputs energy consumption </li><ul><ul><li>Outputs </li><ul><li>All of the Campus Computer Labs </li><ul><ul><li>Laboratory watts </li><ul><li>Computer watts
  • 38. Monitor watts
  • 39. Printer watts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><li>Compile Inventory List </li></ul>
  • 40. Calculator
  • 41. Pilot Labs <ul><li>Use two Pilot Labs </li><ul><ul><ul><li>College of Education & Human Development
  • 42. Mallinson Institute for Science Education </li></ul><li>Reduce Error of Calculations
  • 43. Improve Structure of Excel Layout
  • 44. Assessment for any change </li></ul></ul></ul>Mallinson Institute for Science Education Building Room Wood 1414, 1413 1405, 1408 Number of Total Computers 22 Number of Total Printers 2 Number of Total Monitors 22 Total Amount of Kilowatts Used kW/day Cost $ /Day Cost $ Semester Carbon Footprint Semester lbm M.W.U. Watt Usage 65.69 kW 4.60 344.86 237.99 Measured Watt Usage 0.08 kW 0.01 0.42 0.29 30% of Rated Usage per Day 58.18 kW 4.07 305.42 210.78
  • 45. Inventory List <ul><li>Develops information accessibility </li><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Future Projects
  • 46. Can be used to show smart choices
  • 47. Promote other Campuses to adopt our view </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><li>Could Show Life Cycle Analysis of Machines </li><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data on Carbon Emissions
  • 48. Cost to Operate
  • 49. Energy Reduction Implementation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  • 50. Recommendation <ul><li>Get all the information needed from all the campus computer labs </li><ul><ul><ul><li>I expect the numbers will show a lot of money is used to operate the machines
  • 51. I expect to see a chance to cut carbon foot-print </li></ul></ul></ul><li>Get more students evolved on the future overall audit on all the labs
  • 52. Design management skills to improve efficiency </li></ul>
  • 53. Questions

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