Data science for building energy management: A review

Miguel Molina-Solana, María Ros, M. Dolores Ruiz, Juan Gómez-Romero, M.J. Martin-Bautista
2017 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
The energy consumption of residential and commercial buildings has risen steadily in recent years, an increase largely due to their HVAC systems. Expected energy loads, transportation, and storage as well as user behavior influence the quantity and quality of the energy consumed daily in buildings. However, technology is now available that can accurately monitor, collect, and store the huge amount of data involved in this process. Furthermore, this technology is capable of analyzing and
more » ... ng such data in meaningful ways. Not surprisingly, the use of data science techniques to increase energy efficiency is currently attracting a great deal of attention and interest. This paper reviews how Data Science has been applied to address the most difficult problems faced by practitioners in the field of Energy Management, especially in the building sector. The work also discusses the challenges and opportunities that will arise with the advent of fully connected devices and new computational technologies. * Corresponding author Email addresses: miguelmolina@imperial.ac.uk (Miguel Molina-Solana), marosiz@decsai.ugr.es (María Ros), mdruiz@decsai.ugr.es (M. Dolores Ruiz), jgomez@decsai.ugr.es (Juan Gómez-Romero), mbautis@decsai.ugr.es (M.J. Martin-Bautista) 1
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.132 fatcat:kc2qhyvbxjcdzczfx5upxmtaxi