Design and Implementation of an Energy Monitoring System for Buildings Based on Internet of Things Architecture

  • Edgar Villa
  • Julio Hurtado
  • José Luis VillaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 742)


Monitoring environmental variables in buildings is a first step to implement and provide services related to energy savings, comfort and safety among others issues. In this work we design and implement an Energy Monitoring System in order to achieve monitoring of environmental variables in buildings that use decentralized air conditioning systems. In particular, we focus on variables related with human comfort, such as room temperature, humidity, \(CO_2\) and energy consumption of the air conditioning system. The system was implemented using low cost components and an Internet of Things Architecture. The field tests show the reliability of the proposed system.



The authors would like acknowledge the cooperation of all partners within the Centro de Excelencia y Apropiación en Internet de las Cosas (CEA-IoT) project. The authors would also like to thank all the institutions that supported this work: the Colombian Ministry for the Information and Communications Technology (Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones - MinTIC) and the Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación - Colciencias) through the Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento para la Ciencia, la Tecnología y laInnovación Francisco Jewsé de Caldas (Project ID: FP44842-502-2015), and Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar under contract FI1602T2001.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Tecnolómica de BolívarCartagenaColombia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversidad Tecnolómica de BolívarCartagenaColombia
  3. 3.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversidad Tecnológica de BolívarCartagenaColombia

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