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Ucare

  1. 1. U-CARE : Universities’ Collaborative Approach to Reducing Energy A collaboration between IT Services and Estates Services <ul><li>An investigation into excess energy consumed to regulate the temperature in: </li></ul><ul><li>Lab environments </li></ul><ul><li>Server rooms </li></ul>
  2. 2. U-CARE Aim <ul><li>Occupancy levels </li></ul><ul><li>Machine usage </li></ul>Currently, overshoots in energy usage are common due to heating/cooling triggers being based on thresholds Reduce energy usage and carbon emissions generated by ICT and users of ICT in specific environments by programming heating controls based on:
  3. 3. U-CARE Methodology 3 main work packages: WP1: Establish benchmark energy consumption levels, (before and after technical development) WP2: Monitor facility usage, occupancy levels and user satisfaction WP3: Develop a software application in line with requirements (trended and analysed data etc)
  4. 4. U-CARE Outputs/Deliverables <ul><li>Software application capable of interoperating with heating/cooling system to reduce overshoots in energy usage </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open source software where possible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable solution across Strathclyde’s estate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transferable to other institutions? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Supporting information, FAQ, installation guide </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Metering and monitoring data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of outcomes including energy and cost savings, changes in user satisfaction levels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility of informing building usage optimisation and mobile phone application development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. U-CARE Date of completion: 30 th June 2012 Contact: [email_address] [email_address] Tel: 0141 548 4753

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