Improving energy consumption of commercial building with IoT and machine learning

Abbas Javed, Hadi Larijani, Andrew Wixted

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    The critical requirements for devices connected to the Internet of Things are long battery life, long coverage range, and low deployment cost. The authors developed a machine-learning-based smart controller for a commercial buildings HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system using LoRa (a long-range, low-power wireless platform) and compared it with short-range RF communication in an indoor setting. Results show that LoRas coverage range was 60.4 percent more than short-range communication inside the building. The smart controller was capable of identifying when a room was unoccupied and turning off the HVAC, reducing its energy consumption up to 19.8 percent.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)30-38
    Number of pages9
    JournalIT Professional
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


    • energy consumption
    • commercial building
    • IoT
    • Internet of Things
    • HVAC
    • reducing energy consumption
    • LoRa
    • smart controller
    • Internet of Things
    • machine learning
    • artificial intelligence


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