A framework for energy monitoring and management system for educational institutions

A. Al-Daraiseh, E. El-Qawasmeh, Nazaraf Shah

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    Excessive utilization of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment in Higher Education Institutes (HEI) in addition to variation in occupancy patterns are the main reasons behind the ever increasing level of energy consumption in such environments. Reducing energy consumption while maintaining the comfort level of students and staff is a very challenging task. In this research we attempt to solve this dilemma by developing a framework that utilizes ICT to monitor and manage energy consumption in HEI. The system monitors electrical equipment individually and also collects environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity and occupancy to optimize energy consumption. At King Saud University (KSU) we implemented the first phase of the system by using wireless sensors that measure energy consumption of any electrical device once every 10 second. Energy consumption data is then displayed to building managers, students and staff to create awareness. It was also utilized to generate situation specific advice. In addition to the unique design, the novelty of this work stems from the utilization of timetable and event management systems, which we believe was never used before in developing such systems
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on IT Convergence and Security, ICITCS 2013
    ISBN (Print)9781479928453
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

    Bibliographical note

    This paper is not yet available in the repository. The paper was given at the International Conference on IT Convergence and Security, ICITCS 16-18 Dec 2013,Macao, China


    • HVAC
    • Higher Education Institutes
    • ICT equipment
    • KSU
    • King Saud University
    • educational institutions
    • energy consumption
    • energy management system
    • energy monitoring
    • heating ventilation and air conditioning
    • information and communication technology equipment
    • wireless sensors


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