To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Energy performance of buildings
- ICT CityPulse
Imagine if buildings in Europe stood for 40% of the cities energy consumption (Horizon 2020). The energy performance of buildings (residences, commercial/offices, industrial) is monitored from a holistic perspective. This is done inside buildings, parts of buildings, influx/out flux of buildings. A holistic view implies considering all energy dependent external factors like wind, luminosity, influx of energy (heating, gas, electricity) and then filtering out energy that goes to different subsystems (cooling, heating, food, lights, ...). Internal factors impacting energy sink/source and storage like airflow, people occupancy, activities, fresh water temperature, waste water temperature is also considered. Any surplus energy will be stored in walls, floors, etc. All is considered and monitored to get a full picture so that this information can be used to further make a holistic optimization of energy in general in buildings.