Sustainability – This & That

Energy Use in the Office PoC (phase 2)

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about Energy Use in the Office.  The small PoC we did early this summer had some pretty interesting results but due to the size of the PoC and time constraints, it’s was unclear as to how the data we obtained would scale up.  So, building on the results from the first phase, we are planning a second phase of this PoC on a much larger scale: We are involving about 1,000 users, and the second phase will not be subject to the limiting time constraints that characterized the first phase.  During this second phase, we will focus on user awareness and enforced energy profile settings. We are also building a real-time energy-awareness user interface that PoC participants will be able to access with web browsers, as well as view on large screens in the building’s lobby and cafeteria.  I’ll keep you up to date as the project progresses.

Making IT Real!

By the way, the second video in the “Making IT Real!” series has been released.  If you haven’t already seen it, you can see it here and in case you missed the first video, you can see it here.

-Mike Breton

IT Technology Evangelist