This page contains the Final Project Reports and a number of videos that explain how to use the AHFC Building Monitoring website.
Deliverable 1 Report: Information on AHFC Buildings, Existing Building Monitoring Systems, Identify Three Buildings for new Monitoring, Best Practices for Building Monitoring, Energy Systems to Monitor.
Deliverable 2, 6, and 7 Report: Design of the Monitoring Systems, Benefits from Monitoring various System Types, Installation Tips, Internet Access Issues, Suggestions for Future Monitoring, List of Sensors for each Building.
Deliverable 3 Report: Energy Policy Recommendations for all AHFC buildings.
Deliverable 4 Report: Specific Energy Policies for the buildings Monitored in this Project: AHFC Headquarters, Chugach Manor, Glacier View.
Deliverable 5 Excel Spreadsheet: This Excel spreadsheet provides a means of Tracking and Charting Energy Usage for AHFC Buildings.
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|(10 minutes) This video gives a brief overview the AHFC Building Monitoring System project. The BMS website is introduced, but no detailed training for the website is provided in this video.|
|(9 minutes) This video shows how to select various various reports and graphs for each building. The video also explains a number of graphing features, such as zooming, highlighting points, and hiding data series on the graph. These features are common to all the graphs on the web site, and this video is an important one to watch prior to watching the videos below.|
|(13 minutes) This video explains the graphs that are available to compare energy use across multiple buildings that are being monitored. It also describes the "Current Values" report, which shows the current sensor readings for any one building.|
|(8 minutes) This video explains the "Plot over Time" graph, also known as the "Time Series" plot. This graph lets you graph how one or more sensor values change over time. This is the workhorse graph of the system, so this video is important.|
|(8 minutes) This video explains the "Hourly Profile" chart. This graph lets you graph how a sensor's value changes across the hours in the day. It also allows you to select particular days to look at, such as Monday through Friday or just Saturday.|
|(6 minutes) This video explains the Histogram chart. This graph is good for learning about the range of values measured by a sensor. It also shows you the values are recorded most frequently and least frequently.|
|(5 minutes) This video explains how to download sensor data into an Excel spreadsheet.|
|(11 minutes) This video explains how to add a new Monnit Wireless Sensor to the monitoring system. This video is only appropriate for system administrators and is not meant for general users of the monitoring system.|
Thanks to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for funding development of most of this application.