Wireless sensing for the built environment : enabling innovation towards greener, healthier homes

Elena Gaura, James Brusey, Ross Wilkins

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    Abstract

    The industry’s perception of wireless embedded networked sensing systems is changing towards a view of them as reliable, available, usable and affordable instruments. To many, they are no longer the next wave in engineering and computing, but have become today’s reality in assessment Understanding, assessing and controlling buildings could be the killer application for networked wireless sensing, with strong business cases raising from: 1. Excellent economies of scale (natural requirement for geographically distributed deployments with thousands (millions?) of instances). 2. Strong political drive (global warming and climate change drivers; zero carbon regulations, decent homes standards). 3. Very large end-user scale (nearly 70% of the average household utility bill could be influenced by WSN-based energy and environmental monitoring). Within this context, the paper will examine key issues to be overcome by the academic and modern built environment communities towards exploiting fully the power of wireless sensing systems.
    LanguageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Innovation
    Global warming
    Climate change
    Industry
    Carbon
    Monitoring

    Bibliographical note

    Paper presented at the NSTI Conference on Clean Technology, held 13-16 Jun 2011 in Boston, USA.
    © 2011 NSTI http://nsti.org. Reprinted and revised, with permission, from the Proceedings of the NSTI Conference on Clean Technology, 13-16 Jun 2011, Boston, USA.

    Keywords

    • WSN
    • green homes
    • residential buildings
    • retrofit
    • in-field evaluation

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