Energy Management in Buildings Research

Modelling and control of (electrical) energy usage in buildings using wireless sensor networks and optimal decision making tools

Project Drivers

  • rising fuel/energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions
  • lack of awareness of energy usage & costs
  • limited insight into energy consumption patterns

See & Act

  • investigate how increased awareness of energy usage leads to cost savings
  • provide real-time feedback on energy consumption at appliance level

 

Enabling Autonomy

  • optimization of energy usage based on current and past consumption patterns, known targets and costs
  • accurate and reliable energy usage models are needed

TEC Centre’s first wireless embedded power meter prototype: