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Title: Software-Defined Solutions for Managing Energy Use in Small to Medium Sized Commercial Buildings

The Project uses state-of-the-art computer science to extend the benefits of Building Automation Systems (BAS) typically found in large buildings (>100,000 square foot) to medium-sized commercial buildings (<50,000 sq ft). The BAS developed in this project, termed OpenBAS, uses an open-source and open software architecture platform, user interface, and plug-and-play control devices to facilitate adoption of energy efficiency strategies in the commercial building sector throughout the United States. At the heart of this “turn key” BAS is the platform with three types of controllers—thermostat, lighting controller, and general controller—that are easily “discovered” by the platform in a plug-and-play fashion. The user interface showcases the platform and provides the control system set-up, system status display and means of automatically mapping the control points in the system.
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  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), Portland, ME (United States)
  2. Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), Portland, ME (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)
  4. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Western Cooling Efficiency Center (WCEC)
  5. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Contributing Orgs:
California Institute for Energy and Environment, Software Defined Buildings at UC Berkeley, Western Cooling Efficiency Center at UC Davis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION Energy Efficiency; Control; Building Automation System; small medium commercial; network; sensors; Internet of Things; software