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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13458-13470; doi:10.3390/s121013458

Building Environment Analysis Based on Temperature and Humidity for Smart Energy Systems

Embedded Software Convergence Research Center, Korea Electronics Technology Institute, 68 Yatap-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam 463-070, Korea
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Received: 18 July 2012 / Revised: 10 September 2012 / Accepted: 24 September 2012 / Published: 1 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ubiquitous Sensing)
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In this paper, we propose a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) control strategy as part of the smart energy system that can balance occupant comfort against building energy consumption using ubiquitous sensing and machine learning technology. We have developed ZigBee-based wireless sensor nodes and collected realistic temperature and humidity data during one month from a laboratory environment. With the collected data, we have established a building environment model using machine learning algorithms, which can be used to assess occupant comfort level. We expect the proposed HVAC control strategy will be able to provide occupants with a consistently comfortable working or home environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: building environment analysis; building energy efficiency; machine learning; smart energy system; occupant comfort building environment analysis; building energy efficiency; machine learning; smart energy system; occupant comfort
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Yun, J.; Won, K.-H. Building Environment Analysis Based on Temperature and Humidity for Smart Energy Systems. Sensors 2012, 12, 13458-13470.

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