In partnership with the Campus Sustainability Office, the Carbon Neutrality: High Power Device Database sub-team aims to reduce the usage of high energy demanding equipment at Cornell. Particularly, HPDD has been focusing on fume hoods, which are some of the most energy intensive devices on campus since they replace heated air from inside the room with cold air from outdoors. This past semester, they performed thermodynamic calculations in Python using API connections to Cornell’s Energy Management & Control System (EMCS) portal. Going forward, the team will adapt the database's user interface to client-based needs of 135 Cornell laboratory managers, as well as automate client outreach based on device control, status, and usage.



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