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Duke as an energy laboratory: Using energy data analytics to reduce use and save money

May 07, 2014


Do you find it hard to make sense of your energy bills? What if you received a bill that broke down your electric use by appliance to help gauge your consumption and cost?

A Bass Connections project team has been using data gathered from smart meters in Duke buildings to pinpoint how specific appliances—from computers and refrigerators to heating and cooling systems—use energy.

The team collects and analyzes detailed information about the energy used by individual appliances within a building, providing data that people can easily understand and then use to manage energy use in their homes or businesses.

The diagram illustrates how energy data from a building is gathered from smart meters and analyzed with algorithms. The breakdown shows examples of the percentage of use that can be calculated for each appliance based on nationwide household data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Members of the Bass Connections team will share their illuminating insights at Duke Forward in Philadelphia on May 16. Register now!

 

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