Home » NEWS » Manufacturing » UM hires SmartSynch

UM hires SmartSynch

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has partnered with the University of Mississippi (UM) to reduce the power consumption of campus buildings while publishing real-time results for the general public on Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds.

SmartSynch is working with UM to design an online dashboard for SmartSynch SmartMeters, which will enable the university to monitor, analyze and report on energy utilization among its campus buildings in real-time to social networking web sites. The program is part of UM’s “Red, Blue and Green” campaign.

Through the deployment of SmartSynch SmartMeters, UM hopes to identify a detailed pattern of electricity usage at its buildings and, using the smart meter data, determine methods to alter behavior to reduce electricity consumption and carbon emissions.

SmartSynch recently installed 16 of its SmartMeters on UM’s campus with additional deployments being planned. UM is currently monitoring energy consumption levels for several of its main buildings, including the Lyceum, the John Davis “J.D.” Williams Library, the Gillom Sports Complex and parts of the indoor sports practice facility and stadium. SmartSynch’s SmartMeters will enable UM to monitor energy consumption, track building power performance over time, compare building energy usage and review the impact of the weather on energy utilization while reducing its carbon footprint. By using an online dashboard tool, UM will track each building’s energy consumption in real-time and archive data for future analysis and comparisons. Additionally, UM will use Facebook, Twitter and a RSS feed to provide regular public updates on its buildings’ energy usage based on SmartSynch smart meter data. Each building will have its own profile on the social networking Web sites.

“Ole Miss is offering a new twist on green operations by allowing students, faculty and anyone else to witness actual power consumption levels for select campus buildings,” said Stephen Johnston, SmartSynch’s CEO.

Once registered online at www.olemiss.edu/green, students, faculty, building administrators and others will be able to access UM’s smart meter data and receive updates on UM’s energy usage using visuals similar to the screenshot in the multimedia gallery.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *