ThermoSense: thermal array sensor networks in building management

Abstract

Buildings are often inefficiently conditioned. Rooms that are empty are needlessly conditioned and partially filled rooms are conditioned assuming maximum occupancy. In this demonstration, we describe a system that reduces energy consumption by opportunistically reducing energy consumption based on room usage; we only condition rooms currently occupied and condition the space based on real-time occupancy measurements. We will show how a thermal sensor array can be used measure occupancy in real-time and how this occupancy information can be integrated with a real building management system in order to control the heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting of a building to optimize energy usage.

DOI: 10.1145/2517351.2517437

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@inproceedings{Erickson2013ThermoSenseTA, title={ThermoSense: thermal array sensor networks in building management}, author={Varick L. Erickson and Alex Beltran and Daniel A. Winkler and Niloufar Piroozi Esfahani and John R. Lusby and Alberto Cerpa}, booktitle={SenSys}, year={2013} }