GreenMind - An architecture and realization for energy smart buildings

Faris Nizamic*, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Alexander Lazovik, Marco Aiello

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Existing buildings are responsible for more than 40% of the world's total primary energy consumption. Current building management systems fail to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and preserve user comfort at the same time mainly because they are unable to cope with dynamic changes caused by user's interaction with the environment. To cope with this dynamicity, we propose a software architecture for energy smart buildings that includes a set of concrete software solutions that tackle energy consumption subsystems, i.e., heating/cooling, lighting, workstations, and appliances, in order to save significant amount of energy whilst preserving user comfort. Experimental results carried out in the Bernoulli building, a 12.000 square meter building of the University of Groningen, show that the proposed solutions are able to save up to 56% of electricity used for lighting, at least 20% of electricity used for heating while the savings from controlling workstations as well as other appliances are 33% and 10%, respectively. Totally, our solution is expected to bring up to 28% of saving over total energy consumption in buildings such as the Bernoulli building.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT4S 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the second international conference on ICT for Sustainability
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherAtlantis Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789462520226
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2014 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 24 Aug 201427 Aug 2014


Other2nd International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2014

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