My project centers around the analysis of electrical consumption, specifically involving the HPA Campus energy audit. I use the ELAB's advanced telemetry system, which turns data from remote sensors into graphs. I analyze those graphs by first identifying energy fingerprints by size, shape, context, and pattern. By analyzing and identifying energy fingerprints, and they are uniquely expressed on a graph, I am able to determine better and more specficially how electricity is being consumed. From there, I analyze larger patterns and go on to make calculations to outline the current consumption. Then I make more calculations and recommendations on how the energy could be conserved or used more efficiently.
Over the past two years, I have collected, calculated, and analyzed much for the HPA Campus Energy Audit, which has been my primary focus. Overall, I've left a large base of work that can be acted on or further analyzed to improve energy consumption on campus. My goal was to help the school achieve energy efficiency, and while it hasn't happened yet, I think my work has helped progress this improvement. Initially, I wanted to complete the audit myself, but it is a large undertaking and I will be leaving it to a very capable rising senior, Alice Patig. I will be leaving my work to her to build on and make her own. I have taught her what I can in person, and I will be leaving the rest for her on my weblog, which she can always reference.