The utilities teams at the Washington University School of Medicine and the Danforth campuses recently completed a major multi-year project to meter the energy use of all buildings.

The meters measure usage of electricity, natural gas, hot water for heating, and cold water for cooling. The project, consisting of 500 meters on the Danforth Campus and 230 meters at the School of Medicine, is complete and in its first year of operation.

Data from the metering systems will allow us to:

  • Quickly flag and correct inefficiencies.
  • Establish energy-use benchmarks based on space type and identify outlier buildings to target for energy conservation.
  • Support incentive programs to drive user engagement in energy conservation.