Real-time UMD Campus Energy Water Monitoring, Mapping, and Management


Department of Mechanical Engineering



Faculty members in the Department of Mechanical Engineering proposed a project that would encourage occupants of select buildings to reduce their energy and water footprint. A $20,100 grant was approved to fund the installation of occupancy sensors that will help collect data on water and energy use in the buildings. This project will ultimately cut costs through the reduction of water and energy consumption, and contribute to the President's Energy Initiatives goal of reducing energy consumption on campus by 20% by 2020.