Proper management and analysis of power consumption data for a building is a key to achieving sustainable development. Additionally, BIM data should be integrated into the power consumption data sets by filling in each power socket’s location and room information. Thus, this study has proposed and developed the iARTS (interactive Augmented Reality system for Temporal and Spatial analysis of power consumption data integrated with building information models) that can be used to persist, manage and analyze the fused power consumption data sets. As long as the appliance-sensor assignments are accurately recorded, the locations of the appliances could be determined via the corresponding sensor positions, which could be systematically extracted from their BIM data source. The fused power consumption data set might provide researchers and residents with more building-related information for further analysis. Future work arising from this research includes design of new mechanisms for other energy-saving tips. Furthermore, considerations for electricity generation from other types of renewable technologies should be incorporated into iARTS. For instance, wind power generation seems to be intermittent. Therefore, iARTS should identify the usage patterns of those appliances that do not need to operate continuously, such as dehumidifiers. Finally, since the privacy concern regarding a household’s power consumption data sets is always an important topic, iARTS should always operate inside a well-protected home network. Similar to the IoT idea proposed for a smart home, a wireless router that is currently utilized in almost every household with an internet connection should be the best place to implement iARTS. Finally, more transformation work for other BIM-authoring tools should be carried out in the future.
|Effective start/end date
|1/01/16 → 31/12/16
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):