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Technical-economic analysis for the Application of Internet of Things in smart buildings: case study

Grant number: 19/20446-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2020
Effective date (End): February 21, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Industrial Electronics, Electronic Systems and Controls
Principal Investigator:Juan Carlos Cebrian Amasifen
Grantee:Vinicius Sonego Grechi
Host Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus Experimental de Itapeva. Itapeva , SP, Brazil


Currently, residential or commercial buildings have different devices designed to meet the user needs with respect to thermal comfort, lighting, safety, among others. The availability of these devices aims to create a pleasant environment for users can execute their daily activities. However, much of the waste of electricity in the climate and lighting systems is attributed to the misuse of these devices. This waste is caused mainly because the criteria for turning on/off the devices depend on the users themselves which are allocated in the same physical environment. In this project the concepts of the Internet of Things - IoT and Smart Building will be studied in order to create a technological retrofit of climate and lighting systems in common buildings with the minimum intervention of local infrastructure in order to obtain a low-cost implementation. For this, sensors and actuators will be analyzed and distributed at strategic points in order to monitor and identify the behavior of users and, thus offer more efficient actions/services. In addition, the project will collect the typical and real load curve of a building, this will be done in order to estimate the energy used by the climate and lighting systems. This information will be used as the basis for the preparation of a technical-economic study regarding technological alternatives associated with IoT. Therefore, the proposed project aims to elaborate on the necessary procedures so that common buildings can be able to become Smart Buildings. (AU)

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