The goals of this project are help support broad UH energy and sustainability efforts, including becoming net-zero energy by 2035 and carbon neutral by 2050.
Renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, demand response
PV system battery performance verification on Maui CC, Leeward CC, and Windward CC campuses (project may include site visits pending approval).
UH metering data analysis: individual building energy consumption is correlated with weather patterns to detect anomalies and help reduce overall energy consumption.
Sakamaki Hall 4th floor occupancy monitoring and HVAC data analysis: occupancy patterns obtained using Doppler radar based sensors are analyzed to provide a baseline for HVAC scheduling for energy savings.
Frog buildings data analysis: indoor and outdoor environmental parameters are correlated with occupancy patterns and energy use.
VIP students will have access to prerecorded HECO lectures on Renewable Energy for Hawaii, and will participate in related discussions with subject matter experts from HECO, led by Yoh Kawakami.
Olga Boric-Lubecke, June Zhang
Partners and Sponsors:
Yoh Kawakami, HECO; Miles Topping, UH Office of Sustainability; Eileen Peppard, UH Office of Sustainability
We would like to thank KAI Hawaii for their generous endowment of this VIP project.
Majors, preparation, interests:
Engineering and ICS students, with interest in renewable energy and sustainability.
Olga Boric-Lubecke, email@example.com; June Zhang, firstname.lastname@example.org