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The following websites at 4 different institutions are all great examples of tracking energy, water, and other sustainability factors to inform students, staff, faculty, and the community at large.

Tracking energy, water and other sustainability factors.

Commitment to 100 Renewable Energy by 2035.


Cornell University Detailed Data with Energy Smackdown

Cornell University is pioneering energy conservation solutions in classrooms, campus operations, and within the community to reduce impact on climate change. One solution is the building energy dashboard, which visualizes real-time energy usage within the campus buildings and makes this data available to the public. Buildings are broken down with annual use and comparison from year to year. Note the Energy Smackdown page, where buildings compete to reduce energy usage, and where one can learn high impact ways to reduce energy use on campus. Dashboard indicates buildings, trends, energy smackdown, renewables and overall utilities.

Cornell University


Community College of Baltimore County - Multiple Site Tracking

This large 3 campus system of over 20,000 students (70,000 headcount) has individual dashboards for its 3 campuses:

  1. Catonsville
  2. Dundalk
  3. Essex

Dashboard is arranged so user can evaluate energy use of the campus by day, five-day average, week, month and year. Unique in the update, on the right-hand side of the dashboard, is the renewable energy data from their solar panels that is converted, via the dashboard software calculator, into easy-to-view educational opportunity. These graphics indicate the impact of the solar panels with the amount of energy produced by the panels at the particular college campus. This converts the data to an equivalent to the number of trees planted; as well as, the amount of gasoline and water saved. On the left-hand side of the dashboard, the data reveals the amount of power the solar panels produced for a particular period of time.

Community College of Baltimore County dashboards.


University of Virginia Building Performance Energy and Water Tracker

The campus dashboard quantifies energy use and water demand in use by day, week, month, and year. Over 900 individual buildings are measured and can be reviewed by Energy, Electricity, Heating, Cooling, and Water. These individual buildings and structures are then placed in comparison to other buildings in the campus which groups by similar structure such as classroom, administration, lab structures, parking garages, etc. Webpage also includes helpful tips to conserve.

University of Virginia building performance energy and water tracker.


University of Washington Green Portal

The University of Washington Sustainability green portal notes critical information on their overall sustainability performance and efforts. Each page has information on what is being done in sustainability, resources for the community and data visualizations where possible. Elements of this website with data and graphics includes; Energy, Buildings, Food, Transportation, Waste reduction, Water, Greenhouse Gas, Workplaces, and Awards.

The Universtiy of Washington sustainability portal.

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