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Design and implementation of a cloud-based building energy monitoring system

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Title: Design and implementation of a cloud-based building energy monitoring system
Authors: Liu, Hao
Keywords: energy monitoring
cloud computing
embedded Linux
wireless sensor network
Issue Date: Dec 2012
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2012]
Abstract: Energy efficiency and renewable energy are said to be the twin pillars of a sustainable energy policy, both of which should be developed simultaneously in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. In this thesis, we design and integrate a cloud based energy monitoring system for buildings so that people such as commercial managers or residential building occupants can make policies accordingly regard to improving the efficiency of energy usage.
This system consists of three major components: wireless sensor network, embedded Linux gateway and cloud computing component. The wireless sensor network achieves the function of retrieving energy consumption data on the socket level without comprising the existing power supply infrastructure. The embedded Linux gateway reads data from to the wireless sensor network and delivering them to the cloud. The cloud process the raw energy data, store the processed data to a database and displaying the power consumption using a web server for visualization.
Description: M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections:M.S. - Electrical Engineering

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