Stanford maintains a wealth of data aimed at increasing efficiency in campus operations. The university has employed metering on all of its facilities to understand how and where resources are being used since the 1980s. Today, it relies on an integrated system of utilities meters and controls that improve business processes, promote data-driven decisions, and offer analytical tools to optimize efficiency. This system ultimately provides greater visibility and insight into Stanford’s utility infrastructure to operate in the most reliable, safe, and cost-effective way, enabling adept management to conserve resources.
You can explore more details about campus performance, as well as real-time building performance metrics and the collective impact of individuals on campus, by clicking on any of the icons below to view the various dashboards. All of the data is powered through the integrated systems infrastructure, and supported by the business systems initiative.
More than 25 campus-level dashboards help the department of Sustainability and Energy Management monitor and evaluate its services to the university.
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Building and Individual Dashboards
More than 135 building dashboards showcase individual building performance overtime, as well as annual sustainability ratings that help facilities managers identify opportunities for improvement. Individual contributions to sustainability are a critical component of building performance, and participation tracked through My Cardinal Green supports overarching building and campus sustainability goals.
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In addition to these dashboards, the business systems team also maintains a series of operational reports on systems performance, that can be available upon request. View a list of these reports.
The university remains steadfastly committed to its endeavor to lead by example in sustainability, and continues to reduce its environmental footprint while engaging the campus community to save resources and contribute to our imperative to address climate change. This commitment has led to significant progress in all aspects of sustainability, including a Platinum rating through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) of the national Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Learn more about progress and milestones in the 2019-20 Sustainability Year in Review.