A System for Energy Saving in Commercial and Organizational Buildings

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Abstract

Energy consumption in commercial and organizational buildings with shared electricity produces a considerable amount of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Sustainable reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in these building remains to be a challenge and further research is required to address this problem due to the complexity of human behavior. The present paper introduces distributed meters for these buildings in order to achieve a sustainable energy saving. The method provides a direct control to a humans’ behavior that is essential for effectiveness of the energy saving. It is shown that by using distributed meters, the system can actively engage humans in the energy saving process. The hardware and software required to implement this concept are explored and the sustainability of the proposed method is discussed.