Wireless Energy Behaviour monitoring (Wi-be) for office buildings

Li Shao, Robert Foster, Michael Coleman, Kate Irvine, Mark Lemon, Yang Hao
2015 International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies  
This paper presents a study on reduction of energy consumption in buildings through behaviour change informed by wireless monitoring systems for energy, environmental conditions and people positions. A key part to the Wi-Be system is the ability to accurately attribute energy usage behaviour to individuals, so they can be targeted with specific feedback tailored to their preferences. The use of wireless technologies for indoor positioning was investigated to ascertain the difficulties in
more » ... ficulties in deployment and potential benefits. The research to date has demonstrated the effectiveness of highly disaggregated personal-level data for developing insights into people's energy behaviour and identifying significant energy saving opportunities (up to 77% in specific areas). Behavioural research addressed social issues such as privacy, which could affect the deployment of the system. Radio-frequency research into less intrusive technologies indicates that received-signal-strength-indicator-based systems should be able to detect the presence of a human body, though further work would be needed in both social and engineering areas.
doi:10.1093/ijlct/ctv031 fatcat:iplbdvchhve33njhegut5su34a