Improving energy efficiency in educational systems can produce substantial economic, energy, and environmental benefits.
As K-12 and college campuses continue to expand size and attendance, so do their energy costs. Seasonal occupancy, variable schedules of facility use, and comfort conducive to quality learning are all challenges school administrators and facilities managers face.
By integrating a web-enabled Building Automation system to a campus or school district, HVAC equipment can be easily be adjusted according to weather conditions as well as tenant-specified comfort levels. Occupancy and setpoint values for classrooms, conference rooms, gymnasiums, etc. can be adjust remotely with everyday software like Microsoft Outlook or with mobile devices in the hands of facility managers.