Wireless Sensing for the Built Environment: Enabling Innovation Towards Greener, Healthier Homes

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The industry’s perception of wireless embedded networked sensing systems is changing towards a view of them as reliable, available, usable and affordable instruments. To many, they are no longer the next wave in engineering and computing, but have become today’s reality in assessment Understanding, assessing and controlling buildings could be the killer application for networked wireless sensing, with strong business cases raising from: 1. Excellent economies of scale (natural requirement for geographically distributed deployments with thousands (millions?) of instances). 2. Strong political drive (global warming and climate change drivers; zero carbon regulations, decent homes standards). 3. Very large end-user scale (nearly 70% of the average household utility bill could be influenced by WSN-based energy and environmental monitoring). Within this context, the paper will examine key issues to be overcome by the academic and modern built environment communities towards exploiting fully the power of wireless sensing systems.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2011 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 13, 2011
Pages: 367 - 372
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topicss: Materials for Sustainable Building, Sustainable Materials
ISBN: 978-1-4398-8189-7