The City University of New York (CUNY)

Published on 21-Nov-2011

Validated on 12 Feb 2014

"This energy analytics tool helps us better manage our buildings and will help our teachers incorporate the information we collect into our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum." - John T. Shea, CEO, Division of School Facilities, New York City Department of Education

Customer:
The City University of New York (CUNY)

Industry:
Education

Deployment country:
United States

Solution:
BA - Business Analytics, BA - Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Energy Efficiency, IBM Research, Information Management Foundation, Smarter Planet, Systems & Network Management, Green/Sustainability, Optimizing IT

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Government

IBM Business Partner:
Esri

Overview

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the public university system of New York City, with administrative offices in Manhattan. It is the largest urban university in the United States, with campuses in all of New York City’s five boroughs. Hailing from approximately 200 countries, there are more than 260,000 degree candidates and 273,000 continuing and professional education students.

Business need:
New York City wanted to improve sustainability by shaving 30 percent from its municipal building carbon footprint by 2017. Its over 1,200 public schools—typically older buildings not designed for energy efficiency—could serve as a test bed to jump-start its sustainable buildings initiative. The city turned to CUNY for technology assistance in entering information into EnergyStar Portfolio Manager. CUNY and IBM created a sophisticated, usable toolset and web-based interactive dashboard to assess, track, forecast, simulate and optimize energy consumption across the entire district.

Solution:
The New York City Dept of Education implemented a complete analytics solution for analyzing energy consumption, efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions for optimizing energy use. The solution provides energy-demand forecasts and gives the school district the ability to generate scenarios to estimate the impact of energy-saving initiatives and behaviors such as equipment upgrades and temperature set point control strategies. The district implemented first-of-a-kind (FOAK) training software to give building engineers and staff the resources to carry out energy usage assessments and evaluations.

Benefits:
· Enhanced and supplemented the STEM curriculum with information gained through the efforts to reduce energy consumption · Trained property managers, building engineers and operations staff with a web-based interactive dashboard and tools to help investigate opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions of buildings · Provided property managers and facility staff with 'what-if' simulation capability to estimate the impact of energy-saving initiatives and behaviors to drive improvements in energy use

Case Study

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the public university system of New York City, with administrative offices in Manhattan. It is the largest urban university in the United States, with campuses in all of New York City’s five boroughs. Hailing from approximately 200 countries, there are more than 260,000 degree candidates and 273,000 continuing and professional education students.

The Opportunity
Recognizing that buildings are responsible for approximately 40 percent of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries, New York City wanted to improve sustainability by shaving 30 percent from its municipal building carbon footprint by 2017. Its over 1,200 public schools—typically older buildings not designed for energy efficiency—could serve as a test bed to jump-start its sustainable buildings initiative. The city turned to CUNY for technology assistance in entering information into EnergyStar Portfolio Manager. CUNY and IBM created a sophisticated, usable toolset and web-based interactive dashboard to assess, track, forecast, simulate and optimize energy consumption across the entire district.

What Makes It Smarter
The New York City Department of Education, responsible for over 1,200 K–12 facilities, implemented a comprehensive analytics solution for analyzing energy consumption, efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions and for optimizing energy use. The solution provides energy-demand forecasts and gives the school district the ability to generate 'what-if' scenarios to estimate the impact of energy-saving initiatives and behaviors such as equipment upgrades and temperature set point control strategies. The district implemented first-of-a-kind (FOAK) training software, developed for the project, to give building engineers and operations staff the resources to carry out energy usage assessments and scenario evaluations.

Real Business Results
· Enhanced and supplemented the STEM curriculum with information gained through the efforts to reduce energy consumption
· Trained property managers, building engineers and operations staff with a web-based interactive dashboard and tools to help investigate opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions of buildings
· Provided property managers and facility staff with 'what-if' simulation capability to estimate the impact of energy-saving initiatives and behaviors to drive improvements in energy use

Solution Summary

· IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) 10; Cognos 10

· IBM DB2 Enterprise

· IBM SPSS Statistics

· IBM InfoSphere DataStage

· IBM InfoSphere Warehouse

· IBM WebSphere Application Server

· IBM ILOG CPLEX

· IBM Tivoli Access Manager Web SEAL

· IBM Research

· IBM Business Partner Esri

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner. Visit us at: ibm.com/education

To learn more about The City University of New York (CUNY) visit: http://www.cuny.edu

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
DB2 Enterprise 9, InfoSphere DataStage, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment, InfoSphere Warehouse, IBM ILOG AMPL with IBM ILOG CPLEX Desktop Edition, Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS Statistics Standard

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