Building Energy Dashboards

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Energy Management provides students, faculty and staff opportunities to monitor resources being used in their facilities. The energy dashboards linked from this page allow occupants to view the amount of electricity, steam and chilled water being consumed in their building. Some buildings share resources, so not every utility will be displayed for each building.

How it Works

Navigate to your buildings dashboard by using the links in the right column. Once you have reached your building's dashboard, you will have access to the following information:

  • Current Energy Demand Meter - These pages show gauges linked to the actual electrical, steam and chilled water meters found in campus buildings. Much like an electrical company metering technician, Energy Management records information remotely to determine a building's utility consumption. Some buildings share resources so not every utility will be displayed for each building. (example)
  • Daily Trend Chart - These graphs show campus buildings' electrical, steam and chilled-water demand over the course of the day. Reducing demand "peaks" (i.e. flattening the shape of these graphs) saves the University money and reduces the need for future campus utility infrastructure investment. (example)

Find out how you can help!

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Visit It All Adds Up to learn some of the ways that everyone can help reduce the amount of energy used at the University and protect our natural resources. You can also take a pledge to do seven simple things in your daily life that will help lower campus energy demand.

Live Building Dashboards

The links below will guide you to energy dashboards available for Twin Cities Campus buildings:

Monthly Consumption Comparison

Graphical representation of a building's monthly utility consumption (last year versus this year). Find your building by FM District:

Which FM District is your building in? (PDF)

Building Energy Report Card

The Building Energy Report Card (PDF) provides a meaningful ranking of each building's energy performance using a common unit of measure (KBTU [thousands of British Thermal Units] / GSF [Gross Square Feet]) for energy consumption of electricity, steam and chilled water efficiency, and comparing it to benchmarks created by using the state of Minnesota B3 benchmarking tool.

Please contact Ann Lundholm (612-625-0859, with any questions regarding the Building Energy Report Card or Monthly Consumption Comparison methodology.