Development of miniaturized wireless sensor nodes suitable for building energy management and modelling

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dc.contributor.author O'Flynn, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Jafer, Essa
dc.contributor.author Špinar, Rostislav
dc.contributor.author Keane, Marcus M.
dc.contributor.author Ó Mathúna, S. Cian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-30T15:37:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-30T15:37:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.identifier.citation O'Flynn, Brendan; Jafer, Essa; Spinar, Rosta; Keane, Marcus; Ó Mathúna, S. Cian (2010) 'Development of miniaturized Wireless Sensor Nodes suitable for building energy management and modelling', 8th European Conference on Product & Process Modelling, Cork, Ireland, 14-16 September en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/570
dc.description.abstract Buildings consume 40% of Ireland's total annual energy translating to 3.5 billion (2004). The EPBD directive (effective January 2003) places an onus on all member states to rate the energy performance of all buildings in excess of 50m2. Energy and environmental performance management systems for residential buildings do not exist and consist of an ad-hoc integration of wired building management systems and Monitoring & Targeting systems for non-residential buildings. These systems are unsophisticated and do not easily lend themselves to cost effective retrofit or integration with other enterprise management systems. It is commonly agreed that a 15-40% reduction of building energy consumption is achievable by efficiently operating buildings when compared with typical practice. Existing research has identified that the level of information available to Building Managers with existing Building Management Systems and Environmental Monitoring Systems (BMS/EMS) is insufficient to perform the required performance based building assessment. The cost of installing additional sensors and meters is extremely high, primarily due to the estimated cost of wiring and the needed labour. From this perspective wireless sensor technology provides the capability to provide reliable sensor data at the required temporal and spatial granularity associated with building energy management. In this paper, a wireless sensor network mote hardware design and implementation is presented for a building energy management application. Appropriate sensors were selected and interfaced with the developed system based on user requirements to meet both the building monitoring and metering requirements. Beside the sensing capability, actuation and interfacing to external meters/sensors are provided to perform different management control and data recording tasks associated with minimisation of energy consumption in the built environment and the development of appropriate Building information models(BIM)to enable the design and development of energy efficient spaces. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (CSET - Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology, grant 07/CE/I1147); Science Foundation Ireland (National Access Program) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof 8th European Conference on Product & Process Modelling, Cork, Ireland. 14-16 Sep 2010
dc.relation.uri http://zuse.ucc.ie/ECPPM/
dc.subject Building management systems en
dc.subject Environmental monitoring systems en
dc.subject.lcsh Building performance en
dc.subject.lcsh Wireless sensor networks en
dc.subject.lcsh Wireless sensor nodes en
dc.title Development of miniaturized wireless sensor nodes suitable for building energy management and modelling en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Cian O Mathuna, Tyndall Microsystems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: cian.omathuna@tyndall.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2012-04-30T15:27:54Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Enterprise Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Higher Education Authority en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes No response to Copyright queries sent March 2012 en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Cork, Ireland en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress cian.omathuna@tyndall.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Centre for Science Engineering and Technology (CSET)/07/CE/I1147/IE/CSET CLARITY: Bringing Information to Life/


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