Title: Monitoring and management of energy in penteada building – a case study
Authors: Adriano Lopes , António Carvalho , Filipe Oliveira , Morgado Dias
Abstract: This paper describes a low cost monitoring and management energy project that is currently being implemented and tested at the main University of Madeira building in Penteada. The project is composed of a data acquisition system, a communication system, a database, a management tool and an interface for internet access. Data is collected at relevant points through the building over more than 200 meters distance, sent to the database, processed and displayed with the interface. The management tool allows introducing base energy costs, yearly calendar for the university activities and other relevant information and processes this data to compare consumption for similar periods, in different points of the building, under different atmospheric conditions and issuing email and sms alerts to the administrators of the building. The current work is part of a strategy to improve the energy efficiency of the building and its results will be used for decision making about the interventions.
Publication date: 2012-07-16
Online entry date: 2013-05-08
Conference: CONTROLO’2012
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