|Using IoT to measure and verify energy consumption in buildings|
Soazig Kaam, BuildingIQ,| CSCE| 11/20/2017
An Internet of Things (IoT) platform can revolutionize the traditional measurement and verification process approach.
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), a building’s potential energy efficiency relies on the network created by sensors and building devices paired with data storage and computing capabilities. In this regard, energy management information system (EMIS) software tools, designed to store, analyze, and visualize data generated by the IoT, have continuously shown potential for better system controls and a deeper understanding of how a building is functioning.
The IoT and EMIS have a promising role in reshaping the approach to evaluating energy-conservation measures (ECM). Whether in planning, measuring, collecting, or analyzing data, the enhanced visibility and understanding of building systems provided by an IoT platform can significantly revamp the industry’s traditional approach of the measurement and verification (M&V) process.