SMU develops online sustainability dashboard

March 16, 2012

Saint Mary's University has launched a new Internet application with which people can see the institution's consumption of electricity, heat, and water in real time. "It's part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability," says an SMU official. "The energy dashboard has a level of transparency that is offered by a few organizations." The Sustainability Dashboard's main page features a campus map that identifies individual facilities and details total energy intensity. Users can click on any building on the campus map to produce a real-time display of the amount of water, heat, and electricity being consumed. The dashboard also provides historical data for any given facility or combination of buildings. This range of information makes the dashboard a useful research tool for both students and administrators. SMU News Release | Sustainability Dashboard