May 2013 - Real Time Energy Management

Post date: May 08, 2013 3:29:36 AM

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Managing energy consumption across a large urban campus like the University of Illinois - Chicago can be a daunting endeavor. The UIC is a mix of research laboratories, teaching laboratories, health care facilities and classroom buildings. The campus encompasses over a hundred buildings with 16,000,000 sq ft under roof. The campus is fed with multiple energy sources such as steam, high temperature hot water, chilled water, and electricity, all feeding into a centralized data collection point. This large and diverse campus requires good tools to manage energy consumption including high quality meters, sensors, data collection recorders, robust data storage capabilities, plus flexible reporting and data analysis tools. UIC executed a multi-year phased meter installation program to encompass up to 80% of the sites energy consumption.

During this presentation we will review the benefits of a real time energy metering and analysis system with centralized data collection and reporting capabilities, the process of phasing in a new metering and data collection system on top of an existing multi-vintage building environment. We will review the successes and some pitfalls from this experience. A case study will be available for attendees detailing the UIC meter installation program.

Learning Objectives

    1. Why is real time energy metering important?

    2. Where to start, system architecture, adapting to the existing infrastructure.

    3. Implementation highlights, lessons learned.

    4. Where to go from today, the process not the project.


Vytenis A. Milunas, P.E. MBA

Mr. Milunas is the Director of Project Management at the University of Illinois - Chicago. UIC is one of the largest urban research Universities in the country. For the past 30 years, Mr. Milunas’ career has focused on MEP infrastructure system improvements at institutional facilities as a MEP consultant and facilities manager. Prior to UIC, Mr. Milunas was the Senior Project Manager for 14 years at Argonne National Laboratory and held positions at Environmental Systems Design as a Senior Project Manager and Grumman/Butkus Associates. He is currently Vice President for the Chicago Chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories.

Aaron Mason

As Director of Operations for Hawkeye Energy Solutions, Aaron has been involved in many energy metering, monitoring and energy efficiency projects across the United States. Aaron holds a Bachelors of Science in General Engineering from the University of Illinois. Aaron also holds a Six Sigma Green Belt, is Niagara AX Certified, and since 2010 has been the Vice-Chair of the Green Manufacturer Network Advisory Board.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 13

Afternoon Meeting

Cost: $30 (light refreshments will be provided)

Check-in: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Program: 1:00 - 4:00 pm CDT

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