Occupant centered building control The energy savings of buildings promised by automatic control systems are often ineffective due to occupants who may not use the features of the system to the full potential at best, or deactivate the system at worst. Therefore, systems that adapt to the occupant over time without compromising his/her comfort are needed.
Occupancy detection using Bluetooth Gathering occupancy data is considered as one of the grand challenges in building information modeling. We capitalize on the pervasiveness of mobile devices with Bluetooth (BT) functionality, and use this BT signal to infer occupant presence. [more]
Thermal Comfort and Building Control In a data-driven review, we investigated the relationship between thermal comfort and building control research, and their interaction. [more]
- Sensing and data mining for smart buildings and infrastructure
- Renewable energy systems