In a time when energy issues are constantly in the news, monitoring and understanding real-world power use is an important first step towards conservation and change. Green energy â€“ wind power, solar energy and thermal energy â€“ accounts for an increasing amount of power generation. The IL Centre is built to illustrate energy conservation and sustainable power use concepts.
Power use is recorded for many of the buildings on campus, including the Biosciences Complex, Stauffer Library and (of course) Beamish-Munro Hall!
There are meters throughout the IL Centre to measure classrooms, lights, and mechanical equipment.
The elevator is monitored in real-time, and it is a cool example of how power gets used by motors.
The power use on the main electrical circuit of the Teaching Studio (Room 213) demonstrates the power use trends in a typical computer lab.