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Domotics Project Housing Block

Grupo de Sensores y Actuadores, Dpto. Tecnología de la Edificación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editor: Dirk Lehmhus
Sensors 2016, 16(5), 741;
Received: 15 March 2016 / Revised: 10 May 2016 / Accepted: 17 May 2016 / Published: 23 May 2016
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This document develops the study of an implementation project of a home automation system in a housing placed in the town of Galapagar, Madrid. This house, which is going to be occupied by a four-member family, consists of 67 constructed square meters distributed in lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms, bath, bathroom and terrace, this being a common arrangement in Spain. Thus, this study will allow extracting conclusions about the adequacy of the home automation in a wide percentage of housing in Spain. In this document, three house automation proposals are developed based on the requirements of the client and the different home automation levels that the Spanish House and Building Automation Association has established, besides two parallel proposals relating to the safety and the technical alarms. The mentioned proposed systems are described by means of product datasheets and descriptions, distribution plans, measurements, budgets and flow charts that describe the functioning of the system in every case. An evaluation of each system is included, based on other studies conclusions on this matter, where expected energy savings from each design, depending on the current cost of lighting, water and gas, as well as the expected economic amortization period is evaluated. View Full-Text
Keywords: home automation; energy-saving; digital home home automation; energy-saving; digital home

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Morón, C.; Payán, A.; García, A.; Bosquet, F. Domotics Project Housing Block. Sensors 2016, 16, 741.

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