PLUG-N-HARVEST Architecture for Secure and Intelligent Management of Near-Zero Energy Buildings
AbstractBuilding Automation (BA) is key to encourage the growth of more sustainable cities and smart homes. However, current BA systems are not able to manage new constructions based on Adaptable/Dynamic Building Envelopes (ADBE) achieving near-zero energy-efficiency. The ADBE buildings integrate Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Envelope Retrofitting (ER) that must be managed by new BA systems based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) through secure protocols. This paper presents the PLUG-N-HARVEST architecture based on cloud AI systems and security-by-design IoT networks to manage near-zero ADBE constructions in both residential and commercial buildings. To demonstrate the PLUG-N-HARVEST architecture, three different real-world pilots have been considered in Germany, Greece and Spain. The paper describes the Spain pilot of residential buildings including the deployment of IoT wireless networks (i.e., sensors and actuators) based on Zwave technology to enable plug-and-play installations. The real-world tests showed the high efficiency of security-by-design Internet communications between building equipment and cloud management systems. Moreover, the results of cloud intelligent management demonstrate the improvements in both energy consumption and comfort conditions. View Full-Text
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Marin-Perez, R.; Michailidis, I.T.; Garcia-Carrillo, D.; Korkas, C.D.; Kosmatopoulos, E.B.; Skarmeta, A. PLUG-N-HARVEST Architecture for Secure and Intelligent Management of Near-Zero Energy Buildings. Sensors 2019, 19, 843.
Marin-Perez R, Michailidis IT, Garcia-Carrillo D, Korkas CD, Kosmatopoulos EB, Skarmeta A. PLUG-N-HARVEST Architecture for Secure and Intelligent Management of Near-Zero Energy Buildings. Sensors. 2019; 19(4):843.Chicago/Turabian Style
Marin-Perez, Rafael; Michailidis, Iakovos T.; Garcia-Carrillo, Dan; Korkas, Christos D.; Kosmatopoulos, Elias B.; Skarmeta, Antonio. 2019. "PLUG-N-HARVEST Architecture for Secure and Intelligent Management of Near-Zero Energy Buildings." Sensors 19, no. 4: 843.
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