URBAN DATA LAB

Smart Building Energy and Space Management

UBC is the first 5G smart campus in Canada enabled by Rogers 5G network and a multi-million dollar partnership to fund academic research in 5G applications and applied sciences. To demonstrate the importance of 5G networks in the creation of smart buildings, this project focuses on an important subset of applications – energy and space management. […]

Energy Efficiency Finance

What is energy efficiency finance? What are the common financing mechanisms? In this article, Urban Data Lab’s collaborator Yang Zhou will share his thoughts on energy efficiency finance. Improving energy efficiency in the built environment is an essential part of Canada’s strategy to cope with the issue of climate change, which calls for large-scale investments in energy […]

Machine Learning to Classify Energy End-Use in UBC Buildings

Introduction A group of students from the 2019/2020 cohort of UBC’s Master of Data Science Program (MDS) have completed a capstone project in partnership with UBC Urban Data Lab by applying machine learning techniques on data from UDL’s InfluxDB instance of live-streaming building energy datasets. The focus of the 9-week project was to build a […]

Leveraging Energy Data for Sustainable Buildings

Urban Data Lab (UDL) gained data access to live-streaming building energy datasets from UBC Energy and Water Services (EWS). The data is stored in UDL’s InfluxDB instance and made available to students, researchers and operational staff at UBC as part of UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab Initiative. The SKYSPARK database on UDL’s InfluxDB instance […]

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