Fall Hackathon - Campus total energy use and building control

In 2015, the 160 campus buildings and grounds used $40 million worth of energy. Come to the Nov. 17th hackathon to see where and why. Help improve our understanding of campus energy usage and increase energy efficiency!
 
Hackathon: An introduction by Daniel Diermeier, University Provost is followed by an orientation on the physical campus and its energy needs, and how it monitors and controls energy use. Experts will introduce hackathon participants to the basic concepts of energy, building automation systems, data visualization and energy efficiency. After orientation, participants will select from a series of challenges and spend the evening diving into university energy data, competing to identify features in campus data or to propose new tools for improving understanding of campus energy usage and increasing energy efficiency.  Mentors will be on hand for questions and collaboration. 
 
Schedule:

  • Introduction by Daniel Diermeier, University Provost
  • Orientation on the physical campus and how it uses, monitors, and controls energy. Basic concepts of energy, building automation systems, and energy efficiency. Introduction of datasets and data visualization.
  • Selection of projects and go!
  • Present results

 
Thursday, November 17th, 4:30-10:30p
Saieh Hall for Economics,
1160 E 58th St
FOOD AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED

This is part of the Campus as a Lab initiative. It is organized in partnership with the University of Chicago Office of the Provost, UChicagoSustainability, UChicago Facilities, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and the Center for Robust Decisionmaking on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP). More here