inis 16(6): e3

Research Article

Design of Cloud-Connected IoT System for Smart Buildings on Energy Management (Invited paper)

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.1-1-2016.150813,
        author={Wayes  Tushar and Chau  Yuen and Kai  Li and Kristin L.  Wood and Zhang  Wei and Liu  Xiang},
        title={Design of Cloud-Connected IoT System for Smart Buildings on Energy Management (Invited paper)},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={3},
        number={6},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2016},
        month={1},
        keywords={IoT, smart building, energy wastage, air condition},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-1-2016.150813}
    }
    
  • Wayes Tushar
    Chau Yuen
    Kai Li
    Kristin L. Wood
    Zhang Wei
    Liu Xiang
    Year: 2016
    Design of Cloud-Connected IoT System for Smart Buildings on Energy Management (Invited paper)
    INIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-1-2016.150813
Wayes Tushar1, Chau Yuen1,*, Kai Li1, Kristin L. Wood1, Zhang Wei2, Liu Xiang2
  • 1: Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
  • 2: Peking University, Haidian, China
*Contact email: yuenchau@sutd.edu.sg

Abstract

Building energy management (BEM) system can provide cost-effective energy management solutions for smart buildings. However, the success of BEM is contingent on identifying large energy consuming devices, monitoring energy usage, optimal scheduling of flexible appliances, and distinguishing and controlling energy wastage. To this end, this paper discusses the design of Internet of Things (IoT) for a flexible BEM with the backend analytic that performs analysis on energy usage pattern and the wastage. We present the experimental results of real-time monitoring of consumers’ energy usage in a commercial space to identify the electricity wastage. The experiment is conducted at an office testbed using a comprehensive wireless sensor network. Extensive analysis is done to identify the energy wastage pattern of users for reducing the electricity cost. It is demonstrated that it is possible to reduce significant energy wastage when an office building is equipped with the proposed IoT system.