5. Making energy meter data more accessible (beta service!)
The University has over a thousand electricity and gas meters installed. We are working hard to make this data available so that it can be analysed and reported on in a wide range of ways. Our goal is to provide a tool that will help bursars work with staff and students to improve energy efficiency.
We are making meter data available in a new service called data.ox.ac.uk. We will provide training, online support and dashboard-like web interfaces so that groups can use social media (and more traditional off line modes of interaction) to run energy efficiency initiatives. Our overall aim is to help people learn and act to reduce their environmental footprints.