OBSERVE: Occupancy-based system for efficient reduction of HVAC energy

  title={OBSERVE: Occupancy-based system for efficient reduction of HVAC energy},
  author={Varick L. Erickson and Miguel {\'A}. Carreira-Perpi{\~n}{\'a}n and Alberto Cerpa},
  journal={Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks},
Heating, cooling and ventilation accounts for 35% energy usage in the United States. Currently, most modern buildings still condition rooms assuming maximum occupancy rather than actual usage. As a result, rooms are often over-conditioned needlessly. Thus, in order to achieve efficient conditioning, we require knowledge of occupancy. This paper shows how real time occupancy data from a wireless sensor network can be used to create occupancy models which in turn can be integrated into building… CONTINUE READING
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