Proceedings of the 2022 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Investigating energy savings when using iot devices in buildings: a case study in the uk

Adole Onuh 1, Haibo Feng 1, Qian Chen 2, Borja Garcia de Soto 2
1 Northumbria University, United Kingdom
2 New York University, Abu Dhabi

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2022.179
Abstract: 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 renewables penetration into the energy mix.
Keywords: energy saving; IoT; sensors; smart building; IES VE simulation.

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