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Title: Reimagining Building Sensing and Control (Presentation)

Buildings are responsible for 40% of US energy consumption, and sensing and control technologies are an important element in creating a truly sustainable built environment. Motion-based occupancy sensors are often part of these control systems, but are usually altered or disabled in response to occupants' complaints, at the expense of energy savings. Can we leverage commodity hardware developed for other sectors and embedded software to produce more capable sensors for robust building controls? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 'Image Processing Occupancy Sensor (IPOS)' is one example of leveraging embedded systems to create smarter, more reliable, multi-function sensors that open the door to new control strategies for building heating, cooling, ventilation, and lighting control. In this keynote, we will discuss how cost-effective embedded systems are changing the state-of-the-art of building sensing and control.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1136556
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-5500-62354
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2014 Sensors Expo and Conference, 24-26 June 2014, Rosemont, Illinois; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Building Technologies Office
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; CONTROL; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; HEATING; COOLING; VENTILATION ENERGY CONSUMPTION; SENSING AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES; SENSING; CONTROL; SUSTAINABLE; MOTION-BASED OCCUPANCY SENSORS; ENERGY SAVINGS; NREL; IPOS; IMAGE PROCESSING OCCUPANCY SENSOR; MULTI-FUNCTION SENSOR; HEATING; COOLING; VENTILATION; LIGHTING