HOBO meters

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HOBO meters

  1. 1. HOBO meters Felix NavarreteCal State University Long Beach felixnavarrete89@gmail.com
  2. 2. Cal State Long Beach!• CSULB dates back to 1949• Home to more than 33, 000 students• Over 63 academic departments• Ideal school for HOBO meters
  3. 3. The HOBO meter• Data Logger that records when lights are on and off in a classroom.Features:• One HOBO meter can record a few days or a few months depending on logging interval.• Direct USB interface for fast data offload• HOBOware makes graphing/reading data easy
  4. 4. What is project HOBO meter?• Ongoing weekly project• Class by Class• Finds Classrooms with malfunctioning occupancy sensors• Finds classrooms with no occupancy sensors
  5. 5. How It’s Done• Find classroom• Assess the classroom• Launch HOBOmeter• Record and Place• At least one week of data• Retrieve• Readout• Report
  6. 6. Practice Makes Perfect• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4bOsV6k 2II
  7. 7. So Easy a Caveman Can Do It
  8. 8. Lessons Learned• Volunteers!!!• Get class schedule’s NOT DISCRETE• Discrete location• Secure position• Create HOBOdatabase• Proper identification• Follow through
  9. 9. By the Numbers!Savings from fixed and work ordered classrooms.• Actual Savings • 34,500 KWH/year • $4,500 a year • 23,600 pounds of CO2• Equivalent to… • 1,200 gallons of gasoline • Taking 2 cars off the road for a year • Planting 275 trees and letting them grow for 10 years
  10. 10. Acknowledgements • Facilities Management • Paul Wingco • Bryant Trinh • Green Campus Program • Jeff Steuben • Entire CSULB GCP team
  11. 11. Thank You! Questions? Felix Navarrete Cal State Long BeachFelixnavarrete89@gmail.com

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