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2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA

     

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A DECENTRALIZED AND DISTRIBUTED IOT HOME MONITORING SYSTEM WITHIN A DC NANOGRID

Jonathan Ore, Eckhard Groll

Abstract: The advent of microcontroller applications within the Internet of Things (IoT) affords significant opportunities to analyze and improve energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and thermal distribution within a given environment. IoT devices can operate autonomously, collecting valuable data ranging from temperature, humidity, and air quality, to energy consumption and even behavioral patterns. When integrated into a framework using robust communication protocols, such as message-oriented middleware (MOM), additional features including hot-swapping, redundancy, and energy consumption can also be managed. This paper studies the development of such an IoT network operating within a unique residential setting. The home under study is a 2-story 1920's era home, housing three graduate students, who live and work in it as a living laboratory". The house is currently undergoing a total electrical transformation to retrofit devices and appliances to operate on direct current (DC) power ...
Pages: 267 - 274
Paper:
simbuild2020_C032