Energy saving in smart homes based on consumer behaviour: A case study [article]

Michael Zehnder, Holger Wache, Hans-Friedrich Witschel, Danilo Zanatta, Miguel Rodriguez
2015 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents a case study of a recommender system that can be used to save energy in smart homes without lowering the comfort of the inhabitants. We present an algorithm that uses consumer behavior data only and uses machine learning to suggest actions for inhabitants to reduce the energy consumption of their homes. The system mines for frequent and periodic patterns in the event data provided by the Digitalstrom home automation system. These patterns are converted into association
more » ... prioritized and compared with the current behavior of the inhabitants. If the system detects an opportunities to save energy without decreasing the comfort level it sends a recommendation to the residents.
arXiv:1509.05722v1 fatcat:aqwjl2tz45a5he2om3nlo5s5be