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A WSN-based testbed for energy efficiency in buildings

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3 Author(s)
Corucci, F. ; Dept. of Inf. Eng., Univ. of Pisa, Pisa, Italy ; Anastasi, G. ; Marcelloni, F.

Residential and business buildings account for a large fraction of the overall world energy consumption. Despite the high energy costs and the raising awareness about the impact on climate changes, a significant part of energy consumption in buildings is still due to an improper use of electrical appliances. In this paper we propose GreenBuilding, a sensor-based system for automated power management of electrical appliances in a building. We implemented GreenBuilding as a prototype system and deployed it in a real household scenario to perform a prolonged experimental analysis. The obtained results show that GreenBuilding is able to provide significant energy savings by using appropriate energy conservation strategies tailored to specific appliances.

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Computers and Communications (ISCC), 2011 IEEE Symposium on

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June 28 2011-July 1 2011