Title

A context-awareness architecture for managing thermal energy in an nZEB building

Author

OSCAR HERNANDEZ URIBE

Matilde Santos Peñas

María C. García-Alegre

Domingo Guinea Díaz

Access level

Open Access

Publication reference

isbn: 978-1-4673-6552-9/15

doi: 10.1109/ISC2.2015.7366226

URL/http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=

Summary or description

Global warming is seriously affecting society, but also to a lesser extent the longevity of the population and migration of people from the countryside to the cities present challenges for governments. Smart applications (smart city, smart grid, smart buildings, smart water, smart health) offer an alternative to deal with these challenges. Pervasive sensors, with increasingly powerful features, allow innovative developments, making possible a progressive growth in the so-called smart applications. Because information is the backbone of any type of smart environment, this work presents an architecture approach to take advantage of the capabilities of advanced sensors. Specifically in this work this architecture is applied to renewable energy systems for a better management of the thermal energy. A semantic sensors network has been developed to provide context awareness for managing thermal flow in a near Zero Energy Building (nZEB). The key elements are an Ontology Web Language (OWL) to describe the sensors and contextual knowledge, and a Semantic Web Rule Language (SWRL) to represent rule-based inferences for context reasoning. The main goal is to improve thermal energy comfort in a building with a reduction in the energy used.

O. H. U. thanks to the Alternative Energies Research and Development Foundation for a pre-doctoral grant and also CONACYT-CIATEQ for additional economic support.

Publisher

IEEE

Publish date

2015

Publication type

Conference proceedings

Publication version

Accepted Version

Format

application/pdf

Source

IEEE First International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), (Guadalajara, México, octubre 25-28)

Language

English

Relation

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Audience

General public

Citation suggestion

Uribe, O. H., M. Santos, M. C. Garcia-Alegre, and D. Guinea. 2015. “A Context-Awareness Architecture for Managing Thermal Energy in an NZEB Building.” In 2015 IEEE First International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2), , 1–6.

Source repository

CIATEQ Digital

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