In Southeast Asia, Taiwanese switching power supply solutions provider Delta Group demonstrated smart, energy efficient solutions for university campuses at the recently concluded ICT event, Computex in Taiwan.

Delta’s “smart green campus solutions”, a combination of low-power consumption electronics and software solutions assists classrooms and campuses to create an interactive, digital, low-carbon learning environment.

Bruce Cheng, founder and honorary chairman of Delta said that the organisation has been involved in education for many years. He added that the group’s Delta Electronics Foundation had recently been working on a non-profit Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform with which educators reach and influence far more students than through traditional classroom teaching.

Ms. Shan-Shan Guo, Delta's chief brand officer commented: “Delta has integrated several technologies, including interactive projection, networking, and energy management, to provide a smart, energy efficient solution for future campuses.

“This also fulfills our mission to provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow."

Delta's InfraSuite datacenter solutions have helped the National United University in Taiwan to build a green data center which saves energy by over 40%. Delta has also helped Dongshan High School to build a smart, mobile learning environment.

Cheng concluded by saying: “We hope this can improve the quality of education and contribute to the sustainable development of Taiwan's human capital development.”

Uni’s get smart in the EU

After the use of automated system sensors, involvement from the campus community and implementation of new smart solutions, the Milan pilot in Italy resulted in savings from 30% up to 60% in heating, HVAC and lighting scenarios
After the use of automated system sensors, involvement from the campus community and implementation of new smart solutions, the Milan pilot in Italy resulted in savings from 30% up to 60% in heating, HVAC and lighting scenarios

A Europe-wide Smart Campus project, aimed at energy efficiency in non-residential university buildings, has reached 30% in energy savings through the use of ICT, Living Lab methodologies and gamification to promote user behaviour transformation in public buildinga.

The overarching goal of the three-year Smart Campus project was to achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption, through the development and installation of ICT based services at pilot buildings in four European universities located in Lisbon, Helsinki, Luleå and Milan.

ICT services were integrated with the energy management systems present in the pilot buildings and provide guidance that will lead to user behaviour transformation towards more energy efficient practices.

This drove a bi-directional learning process whereby the university students/users learn how to interact with the building and the building learns how to interact with the user in a more energy efficient manner.

The service implemented at the four campus sites was also used to educate, influence and sustain behavioural changes through users gaining access to real time interactive information (simulation) and guided/influenced decision making (usage profile modelling and negotiation).