Edinburgh IoT Initiative – iot.ed.ac.uk
Easter Bush

Easter Bush

Monitoring the use of fume cupboards in labs on the Easter Bush campus

This pilot will use motion or contact sensors for gathering quantitative data on frequency, time of use and door closure behaviours on fume cupboards used in scientific laboratories. This will help us identify opportunities for energy savings from behavioural changes or adjustments to set-back timings of the building ventilation systems.

The pilot forms part of a larger effort, namely the Enhance living lab project on energy reduction in non-domestic buildings. This interactive co-design and co-creational project has many stages — from October 2016 it is identifying and gathering the data required to inform the living lab participants of current practices and behaviours that impact on energy use.