Chapter

Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Volume 22 of the series Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies pp 435-444

A Library of Energy Efficiency Functions for Home Appliances

  • Hamid AbdiAffiliated withCenter for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University Email author 
  • , Michael FieldingAffiliated withCenter for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University
  • , James MullinsAffiliated withCenter for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University
  • , Saeid NahavandiAffiliated withCenter for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University

Abstract

Emerging home automation technologies have the potential to help householders save energy, reduce their energy expenses and contribute to the climate change by decreasing the net emitted greenhouse gas by reduced energy consumption. The present paper introduces a distributed energy saving method that is developed for a home automation system. The proposed method consists of two levels functional elements; a central controller and distributed smart power points. The smart power points consist of a proposed a library of energy saving functions that are specifically developed for different home appliances or devices. Establishing a library of high performing, energy saving functions can speed up development of a buildings control system and maximum the potential reduction in energy consumption.

Keywords

Home automation distributed control energy saving energy efficiency function library