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Energies 2016, 9(3), 143; doi:10.3390/en9030143

Real-Time Occupant Based Plug-in Device Control Using ICT in Office Buildings

Department of Architecture Engineering, University of Seoul, Seoul 130-743, Korea
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Received: 2 January 2016 / Revised: 7 February 2016 / Accepted: 18 February 2016 / Published: 1 March 2016

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to reduce the unnecessary plug loads used by computers, monitors, and computer peripheral devices, all of which account for more than 95% of the entire plug loads of an office building. To this end, an occupant-based plug-in device control (OBC-P) software was developed. The OBC-P software collects real-time information about the presence or absence of occupants who are connected to the access point through the Wifi and controls the power of monitors or computers, while a standby power off device controls computer peripheral devices. To measure the plug load saving of the occupant-based plug-in device control, an experiment was conducted, targeting 10 occupants of three research labs of the graduate school, for two weeks. The experiment results showed that it could save the plug loads of monitors and computer peripheral devices by 15% in the Awake mode, and by 26% in the Sleep mode. View Full-Text
Keywords: occupancy detection; occupant based control; plug-in device control; real-time occupant information collection; Wifi occupancy detection; occupant based control; plug-in device control; real-time occupant information collection; Wifi
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Bae, W.-B.; Mun, S.-H.; Huh, J.-H. Real-Time Occupant Based Plug-in Device Control Using ICT in Office Buildings. Energies 2016, 9, 143.

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