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Elis: An Open Platform for Mobile Energy Efficiency Services in Buildings

Internet of Things and People Research Center, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö, Sweden
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Sustainability 2019, 11(3), 858; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030858
Received: 21 December 2018 / Revised: 1 February 2019 / Accepted: 2 February 2019 / Published: 7 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Deployment of IoT in Smart Buildings)
The recent years have witnessed an enormous growth of mobile services for energy management in buildings. However, these solutions are often proprietary, non-interoperable, and handle only a limited function, such as lighting, ventilation, or heating. To address these issues, we have developed an open platform that is an integrated energy management solution for buildings. It includes an ecosystem of mobile services and open APIs as well as protocols for the development of new services and products. Moreover, it has an adapter layer that enables the platform to interoperate with any building management system (BMS) or individual device. Thus, the platform makes it possible for third-party developers to produce mobile energy efficiency applications that will work independently of which BMS and devices are used in the building. To validate the platform, a number of services have been implemented and evaluated in existing buildings. This has been done in cooperation with energy companies and property owners, together with the residents and other users of the buildings. The platform, which we call Elis, has been made available as open source software under an MIT license. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy efficiency; building management; mobile services; internet of things; software platforms; open source energy efficiency; building management; mobile services; internet of things; software platforms; open source
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Davidsson, P.; Eklund, U.; Olsson, C.M. Elis: An Open Platform for Mobile Energy Efficiency Services in Buildings. Sustainability 2019, 11, 858. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030858

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