TOSS: Thermal Occupancy Sensing System

Varick L. Erickson, Alex Beltran, Daniel A. Winkler, Niloufar P. Esfahani, John R. Lusby, Alberto E. Cerpa

Abstract

We propose a system that can accurately determine the occupancy of zones within a building. As an easily deployable sensor system, TOSS provides detailed information about a zone’s occupancy to a building’s energy management system in order to control the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, (HVAC) and lighting behavior for specific zones within the building. This incurs a significant benefit, as building zones that are not fully occupied do not require 100% use of the HVAC or lighting systems.

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Varick L. Erickson, Alex Beltran, Daniel A. Winkler, Niloufar P. Esfahani, John R. Lusby, Alberto E. Cerpa, "TOSS: Thermal Occupancy Sensing System," Proceedings of the Fifth ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings (BuildSys 2013), pp. 35:1--35:2, ACM, Rome, Province of Rome, Italy, 2013.

Bibtex

@Conference{Erickson13c,
  author =       "Varick L. Erickson and Alex Beltran and Daniel A.
                 Winkler and Niloufar P. Esfahani and John R. Lusby and
                 Alberto E. Cerpa",
  title =        "{TOSS}: Thermal Occupancy Sensing System",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the Fifth ACM Workshop on Embedded
                 Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings
                 (BuildSys 2013)",
  year =         "2013",
  pages =        "35:1--35:2",
  address =      "Rome, Province of Rome, Italy",
  publisher =    "ACM",
  ISBN =         "978-1-4503-2431-1",
  articleno =    "35",
  doi =          "10.1145/2528282.2534155",
  acmid =        "2534155",
  keywords =     "Occupancy sensing, Occupancy-based HVAC",
  URL =          "http://www.andes.ucmerced.edu/papers/Erickson13c.pdf",
}

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