Change of Site
May 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
U-CARE aims to establish a heating/cooling cycle based on predicted occupancy figures. We discovered that the control interface of the outdated air conditioning unit within our selected James Weir lab could not be directly interoperated with. As such, we decided to shift our site of investigation to a more modern facility within the Graham Hills building – lab 634 – in the hope of identifying opportunities for implementing energy savings. This involved re-installing the meter and spending time validating readings from it.
A fire in James Weir has since rendered our initially-selected lab unusable. This has in turn put pressure on alternative lab facilities across the campus so our occupancy data for Graham Hills 634 is likely to have become skewed due to irregular increased usage.