A user-centric system architecture for residential energy consumption reduction


Conference Paper

© 2014 IEEE. Long-term energy consumption reduction can be achieved more readily through sensible cooperation between end users and technological advancements. The DANCER project presented here proposes a user-centric residential energy management system, with the intention to achieve long-term energy related behavioural changes, thus improving the energy efficiency of modern homes. Although, it follows the same basic principles as other contemporary approaches, it focuses on minimizing the interaction of the user with the system. This is achieved through an improved feedback mechanism and a generic, policy based service that takes advantage of the modularity and generality of the software architecture. The proposed system is designed to support a variety of technologies (WiFi, Zigbee, X10), in order to ameliorate the input and output of the decision making operation. In this paper, the general outline of the DANCER system architecture and its most important components are discussed and the prototype test-bed is presented. Special consideration is given to the implementation, operation and response behaviour of the prototype.

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Cited Authors

  • Vastardis, N; Adjrad, M; Buchanan, K; Liao, Z; Koch, C; Russo, R; Yang, K; Ghavami, M; Anderson, B; Dudley, S

Published Date

  • May 28, 2014

Published In

  • 2014 Ieee Online Conference on Green Communications, Onlinegreencomm 2014

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781479973842

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/OnlineGreenCom.2014.7114423

Citation Source

  • Scopus