A Scalable Low-Cost Solution to Provide Personalised Home Heating Advice to Households [Best Paper Award BuildSys 2013]


Rogers, A., Ghosh, S., Wilcock, R. and Jennings, N. R. (2013) A Scalable Low-Cost Solution to Provide Personalised Home Heating Advice to Households [Best Paper Award BuildSys 2013]. In, 5th ACM Workshop On Embedded Systems For Energy-Efficient Buildings (BuildSys) 8pp. (doi:10.1145/2528282.2528284).

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In this paper, we present a deployed prototype of a scalable low-cost solution providing personalised home heating advice to households. Our solution, named MyJoulo (www.myjoulo.com), uses intelligent algorithms to analyse data collected from a specially designed USB temperature logger, placed on top of the thermostat, in order to build a thermal model of the home and to infer the operational settings of the heating system. This model is then used to calculate the impact, in terms of percentage reduction in heating costs, of various interventions (such as reducing the thermostat set-point temperature or adjusting timer settings); providing specific actionable advice to the household. The system was launched in beta form in December 2012 and registered over 750 users in its three months of operation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1145/2528282.2528284
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 358965
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14 November 2013Delivered
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 14:39
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 15:00
Projects:
HUMAN-AGENT COLLECTIVES: FROM FOUNDATIONS TO APPLICATIONS [ORCHID]
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/I011587/1)
Led by: Nick Jennings
1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015
Intelligent Agents for Home Energy Management
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/I000143/1)
Led by: Alexander Carl Rogers
1 November 2010 to 31 March 2014
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/358965

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