Engineering Sciences

Title :

Low Cost Indoor Occupancy and Climate Monitoring System For Energy Conservation

Area of research :

Engineering Sciences

Focus area :

Clean & Affordable fossil fuel energy conversion, Smart and reliable energy supply systems

Principal Investigator :

Prof. Anoop Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial & Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

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Executive Summary :

Air-conditioning load contributes significantly to the energy/electricity consumption by large public institutions, including educational institutions, hospitals, public libraries, government offices, commercial establishments, etc. Efficient operation of central Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems, can translate into significant savings in energy and costs. Effective monitoring of the occupancy and underlying climatic conditions is required to provide appropriate air conditioning. The main objective of this proposal is to develop a cost-effective monitoring system using programmable hardware paired with platform agnostic web interface to provide actionable user/operator feedback and reporting. This would enable identification, implementation and measurement of impact of energy conservation measures in operation of an air-conditioning system.


Y N Singh, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

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