On July 31st, 2020, BCIT announced the release of a new BCIT-wide real-time energy dashboard. Here is an extract from the annoucement:
“… Saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires knowing where you started. Now, with the BCIT Energy Dashboard, the community can see the journey as it is happening. As part of BCIT’s commitment to advance sustainability across BC and around the globe, the BCIT Energy Team built an interactive tool to monitor real-time energy use of buildings across BCIT campuses.
A visualization of energy use provides insight to help improve the energy efficiency and sustainability goals at BCIT. The initial rollout of the dashboard focuses on natural gas meters which track most of the energy use that creates GHG emissions. Natural gas provides heat and hot water to most buildings on the Burnaby Campus.
Initially, the Burnaby Campus had only six gas meters in total, which made it difficult to create a benchmark for gas use in individual buildings. So the team installed over 40 building-level gas and thermal meters enabling extremely targeted GHG emission reductions. This allows for detailed and real-time reporting on the impacts of project initiatives. In addition the dashboard makes BCIT’s energy use data accessible to the community….”
Students working on Factor Four projects (or working on any other BCIT buildings) can access the energy data / dashboard at: