Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

GreenMind - An Architecture and Realization for Energy Smart Buildings

Authors
Faris Nizamic, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Alexander Lazovik, Marco Aiello
Corresponding Author
Faris Nizamic
Available Online August 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.3How to use a DOI?
Keywords
energy smart buildings, Bernoulli building
Abstract
Existing buildings are responsible for more than 40% of the world’s total primary energy consumption. Current building management systems fail to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and preserve user comfort at the same time mainly because they are unable to cope with dynamic changes caused by user’s interaction with the environment. To cope with this dynamicity, we propose a software architecture for energy smart buildings that includes a set of concrete software solutions that tackle energy consumption subsystems, i.e., heating/cooling, lighting, workstations, and appliances, in order to save significant amount of energy whilst preserving user comfort. Experimental results carried out in the Bernoulli building, a 12.000 square meter building of the University of Groningen, show that the proposed solutions are able to save up to 56% of electricity used for lighting, at least 20% of electricity used for heating while the savings from controlling workstations as well as other appliances are 33% and 10%, respectively. Totally, our solution is expected to bring up to 28% of saving over total energy consumption in buildings such as the Bernoulli building.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.3How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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