Smart Meters in Residences

Smart meters allow students to see real-time energy savings as they compete in the annual REAR (Residence Energy Awareness and Reduction) competition.

The project featured in this photo saves BCIT the equivalent of 25,000 kWh per year, the same amount of energy that would be produced by 125 solar panels installed on BCIT campus at a cost of $100,000. Actual cost of implementing this project at BCIT: $2,500/yr. Cost of ongoing behaviour change activities using existing smart meters: approximately $50,000 over twenty years.