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Micro-accounting for Optimizing and Saving Energy in Smart Buildings

  • Daniele Sora
  • Massimo Mecella
  • Francesco Leotta
  • Leonardo Querzoni
  • Roberto Baldoni
  • Giuseppe Bracone
  • Daniele Buonanno
  • Mario Caruso
  • Adriano Cerocchi
  • Mariano Leva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 249)

Abstract

Energy management, and in particular its optimization, is one of the hot trends in the current days, both at the enterprise level (optimization of whole corporate/government buildings) and single-citizens’ homes. The current trend is to provide knowledge about the micro(scopic) energy consumption. This allows to save energy, but also to optimize the different energy sources (e.g., solar vs. traditional one) in case of a mixed architecture. In this work, after briefly introducing our specific platform for smart environments able to micro-account energy consumption of devices, we present two case studies of its utilization: energy saving in offices and smart switching among different energy sources.

Keywords

Micro-accounting Energy switch OPlatform Saving 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been partly supported by the H2020 EU project GAIA (grant 696029). The authors would like to thanks the many persons involved in the developments described in this paper, namely Diego Cecchini, Vincenzo Forte, Rodolfo Pallotta, Silvia Ruggiero and all the other developers at Over Technologies.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Sora
    • 1
  • Massimo Mecella
    • 1
  • Francesco Leotta
    • 1
  • Leonardo Querzoni
    • 1
  • Roberto Baldoni
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Bracone
    • 2
  • Daniele Buonanno
    • 2
  • Mario Caruso
    • 2
  • Adriano Cerocchi
    • 2
  • Mariano Leva
    • 2
  1. 1.Sapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Over TechnologiesRomaItaly

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