Campus Electricity Usage

Posted on March 13th, 2007 by

Have you ever wondered how much electricity the buildings on campus use every day? Well, so have people like Warren Wunderlich, Jeff Jeremiason, Chuck Niederriter, Mike Kasmarik and many more. Thanks to their efforts, we now know how much electricity most of the buildings on campus use every hour. Ethan and I take that data, store it in a database and put it on a website where everyone can visually see just how much electricity we are using at any time of the day. Feel free to have a look at all the data, look for patterns, and come up with theories about the patterns you see. For example, if you look at the electricity usage of the Library, you can tell when the cleaning staff turn on the lights in the building in the morning. Or at least that is the current theory on that one.

If you are curious about the electricity usage at Gustavus, please visit this website:



  1. Joyce says:

    This is great information. It would be great to see Mattson Hall data if that’s possible.

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