Campus energy-saving project

1. Problem

Do you know in the electricity bill in Taiwan’s universities is up to 460 million US dollars every year? Now, imagine that you are suffering in a blackout, what might happen? You are half way of your thesis, and the computer suddenly shut down, you realize (that) "your life is hopeless". Or your experimental samples will no longer keep frozen, but you have to rely on them to graduate. Also, the WiFi adapters and water dispensers are losing their function. That’s a disaster, but that did happen (in 2015)!  Therefore, I am eager to know "how to save energy on campus to stabilize our power system." 

In the first, I came to administrators and found that there is no appropriate method to evaluate/analyze energy consumption. Another problem is with different viewpoints of energy-saving, one is concerned about the "ethics(道德派)", like minimizing the use of electricity. Many of you might think, I have paid the tuition fee to use campus service. And we also shouldn’t give up the right for our "human comfort-needs", we need air conditioning in summer days. The other (one) is concerned about "renewal(設備派)", like change the inefficient equipment. But how do we tell which one is better? 

2. Proposed solution

So, in my project, I built a process to do the building energy evaluation. This process combines architectural modeling, data analyzing, and scope interviewing. The graph below is part of the data analyzing process.

3. Value Proposition