Building Energy and Water Database

Building Energy and Water Database

A core component of UBC’s energy management and building performance monitoring is the ION Historian. This publicly accessible database provides long-term trending of energy and water consumption for the majority of UBC Vancouver campus buildings.

Students, researchers and UBC energy managers use this data to track energy saving projects, compare the energy performance of different types of buildings, and evaluate best practices in new building construction. All this data collection and exploration is part of UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab initiative.

Click on the map below to visualize your buildings historical energy use and how it compares to other similar type building on campus.

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If you wish to view live data or download data into Excel for  follow the instructions below

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To view your building’s energy and water consumption, click here and follow the steps below.

  • Click on the quadrant or area of campus you wish to view
  • Click on the meter icon of the building you wish to view; this will take you to a web page with the building’s real-time electrical energy displayed.
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  • To view short-term historical data for electrical energy, thermal energy and water, click on the Energy and Demand Log icon at the bottom of the page
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  • For long-term tending data, click on the web reports icon on the bottom left
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It’s important to note that the ION Historian database is NOT a visualization tool for the data. Therefore, most of the data requires analysis for interpretation.

If you’re a UBC Energy and Water Services (EWS) customer on campus and you would like assistance interpreting your building’s electrical energy, thermal energy and water data, please contact jeff.giffin@ubc.ca from EWS’s Energy Planning and Innovation (EPI) group.

To access ION, click here.