P11241: Smart Data Collectioin


Mission Statement Project Summary Project Information

The mission of the Smart Energy Data Collection project is to collect and analyze electrical and thermal energy usage data in selected buildings on the RIT campus. Using the collected data, RIT Facilities Management Services will be able to make better informed decisions in running the campus building systems as well as make the building users accountable for their energy use. This will allow RIT to become a leader in sustainability and greatly reduce costs and energy consumption.

The Smart Data Collection Project will gather relevant energy usage data from select buildings on the RIT Campus. Currently, RIT uses several different systems to control building HVAC systems to obtain energy usage data. However, the current automated systems provide no insight into the efficiency of the buildings or how they relate to one another and similar buildings throughout the state. This project will collect thermal and electrical energy usage data and organize it into a presentable form providing an index with which the buildings can be compared. Using the collected data, the Smart Energy Data Collection system will also provide users with the relevant trends of the buildings thermal and electrical data in addition to ambient conditions. This data collection and analysis system will provide for a more sustainable and efficient campus. The end goal of this project is to seamlessly integrate the data observations and trends into the software packages currently in use by Facilities Management Services.

Project Readiness Package

Project Name
Smart Energy Data Collection
Project Number
Project Family
Novel Smart Building Systems
Systems & Controls
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Ron Amberger
Faculty Consultant
Timothy Vann - Facilities Management Services
Industry TA
Rick Lux
Primary Customer
Facilities Management Services

Team Documents

Senior Design I
Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Project Plan as of Week 3

Project Plan as of Week 10

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Measurement Planning Form

Required Resources

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

Project Risk Management


System Level Design Document

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Photo Gallery

Senior Design II
Build and Test Reviews Final Documents

20103 Project Plan

Function & Performance Review

Project Review Presentation

Technical Conference Publication

Poster Publication

Managerial Design Review Presentation