Internet of Things and Ubiquitous Sensing in University Building Energy Management: Design Optimization and Technology Demonstration
May 26, 2023
Energy Research and Development (500)
Duc Tran, Masoud H. Nazari, Farinaz Nezampasandarbabi, Siyu Xie
This project demonstrated, measured, verified and evaluated a pre-commercial Energy Management System based on internet of things to achieve control of lighting, HVAC and plug loads. The researchers monitored a large-scale demonstration at California State University, Long Beach. The demonstration of the energy efficiency technology improvements successfully showed more than a 20 percent reduction to electricity use. The costs and benefits analysis were calculated for a period of 15 years based on the useful life span of the installed system. Some of the highlights of the report include the development of a customized and costeffective energy efficiency and demand side management system, the development of software interfaces and an analysis of the power quality. The findings from this project can provide other academic institutions and commercial buildings with a comprehensive blueprint for an assessment of an innovative emerging energy management system based on internet of things and ubiquitous sensing and controls and the ensuing energy savings and Green House Gas emission reductions.