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Integration of resident's energy costs in short stay accommodation billing system

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3 Author(s)
Abdi, H. ; Center for Intell. Syst. Res., Deakin Univ., Geelong, VIC, Australia ; Vu Le ; Nahavandi, S.

This paper presents an energy management software package and the supporting energy information automation system to enable the short stay accommodation industry to determine actual residents' energy consumption. The proposed energy management system is used to develop a `novel deal' method in short stay accommodation based on integration of the room level energy costs into the billing system. This system has the potential to increase energy efficiency in the short stay accommodation industry by actively engaging the residents in the energy saving process. The system is economically and environmentally sustainable and can achieve a high level of energy efficiency with low expenses. The proposed model is also effective for carbon mitigation, and offers a value proposition for all the parties in the short stay accommodation industry, including owners and residents. The paper presents a software system to capture room level energy consumption information and to present the detail of consumed energy information in the resident's accommodation bill. The presented information includes energy consumption profile, the greenhouse gas emission profile, and the cost associated to the energy related services.

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Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2013 IEEE PES

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24-27 Feb. 2013