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Wireless Sensors and IoT Platform for Intelligent HVAC Control

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Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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EasySensing—Intelligent Systems, Centro Empresarial de Gambelas, University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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LaSIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(3), 370; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8030370
Received: 28 January 2018 / Revised: 14 February 2018 / Accepted: 27 February 2018 / Published: 3 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Home and Energy Management Systems)
Energy consumption of buildings (residential and non-residential) represents approximately 40% of total world electricity consumption, with half of this energy consumed by HVAC systems. Model-Based Predictive Control (MBPC) is perhaps the technique most often proposed for HVAC control, since it offers an enormous potential for energy savings. Despite the large number of papers on this topic during the last few years, there are only a few reported applications of the use of MBPC for existing buildings, under normal occupancy conditions and, to the best of our knowledge, no commercial solution yet. A marketable solution has been recently presented by the authors, coined the IMBPC HVAC system. This paper describes the design, prototyping and validation of two components of this integrated system, the Self-Powered Wireless Sensors and the IOT platform developed. Results for the use of IMBPC in a real building under normal occupation demonstrate savings in the electricity bill while maintaining thermal comfort during the whole occupation schedule. View Full-Text
Keywords: model-based predictive control; wireless sensors; IoT platforms; smart buildings; HVAC systems model-based predictive control; wireless sensors; IoT platforms; smart buildings; HVAC systems
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Ruano, A.; Silva, S.; Duarte, H.; Ferreira, P.M. Wireless Sensors and IoT Platform for Intelligent HVAC Control. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 370.

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Ruano A, Silva S, Duarte H, Ferreira PM. Wireless Sensors and IoT Platform for Intelligent HVAC Control. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(3):370.

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Ruano, António; Silva, Sérgio; Duarte, Helder; Ferreira, P.M. 2018. "Wireless Sensors and IoT Platform for Intelligent HVAC Control" Appl. Sci. 8, no. 3: 370.

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