Plug-in-play building monitoring system
Researchers at KieranTimberlake have developed a Wireless Sensor Network to monitor building performance and behavior. Seeking to make buildings as climate sensitive and responsive as our bodies, the researchers have created a network of easy-to-install, plug-and-play sensors that can receive data wirelessly for viewing in a web interface, in addition to software tools for analyzing the data. The first iterations of the sensor network focus on thermal characteristics, although other climatological qualities may also be tracked. The goal of the system is not just to produce raw data, but also to help users filter and evaluate the data in the most useful and relevant ways for managing operations over a building’s lifetime.
Contact: KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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