INVESTIGATING ENERGY SAVINGS WHEN USING IOT DEVICES IN BUILDINGS: A CASE STUDY IN THE UK

Adole Onuh Onuh, Haibo Feng, Qian Chen, Borja Garcia de Soto

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Abstract

Smart buildings are described to be efficient in their daily operation by integrating IoT technologies into the building systems (e.g., lighting and HVAC). However, concerns have been raised about how and if they perform this task. This study investigates the balance of emission levels from smart buildings with embedded IoT sensors against energy reduction using Integrated Environmental Solution Virtual Environment software. Findings show that the annual energy consumption from smart buildings was reduced by over 38% with smart HVAC and smart lights. The embodied emission level from the smart building increased by 7% at over 2 kgCO2/m2/yr, a drawback that should be considered during the production of IoT materials used in buildings. This study recommends that real-time monitoring, measurement and analyses are carried out to increase potential renewables penetration into the energy mix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 European Conference on Computing in Construction
EditorsLavinia Chiara Tagliabue, Daniel M. Hall, Ranjith Soman, Athanasios Chassiakos, Dragana Nikolic
PublisherEuropean Council on Computing in Construction (EC3)
Pages419-426
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9788875902261
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventEuropean Conference on Computing in Construction, EC3 2022 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Jul 24 2022Jul 26 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Computing in Construction
ISSN (Electronic)2684-1150

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Computing in Construction, EC3 2022
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period7/24/227/26/22

Keywords

  • energy saving
  • IES VE simulation
  • IoT
  • sensors
  • smart building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Building and Construction

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