A Library of Energy Efficiency Functions for Home Appliances

  • Hamid Abdi
  • Michael Fielding
  • James Mullins
  • Saeid Nahavandi
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 22)

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamid Abdi
    • 1
  • Michael Fielding
    • 1
  • James Mullins
    • 1
  • Saeid Nahavandi
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Intelligent Systems ResearchDeakin UniversityVictoriaAustralia

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