Masters Theses

Abstract

"Pressing environmental concerns and rising energy costs have led many organizations to carefully review their energy consumption. Conservation requires that energy use be monitored accurately and continuously, to identify areas with higher energy consumption. Lighting has repeatedly been identified as such an area. A simple, yet effective method for reducing lighting energy consumption is retrofitting existing light fixtures with modern energy-efficient versions. The University of Missouri-Rolla is currently carrying out a lighting retrofit of all fixtures on campus. The pilot building for this project is McNutt Hall, as it has the single highest consumption of lighting energy. The results of the pilot study will be used to guide the remainder of the retrofit project. The focus of the research described in this thesis is the development and deployment of an automated, networked system for real-time monitoring of lighting energy. The specific contributions of the research involve the design of the lighting monitoring system architecture and the communication network that links it to the campus building automation system"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Sedigh, Sahra

Committee Member(s)

Chowdhury, Badrul H.
Smith, Scott

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri--Rolla Physical Facilities Department

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

viii, 85 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 51-52).

Rights

© 2007 Sadeep Kunchum, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer network architectures
Electric lighting -- Energy conservation
Electric power consumption -- Management

Thesis Number

T 9297

Print OCLC #

234196959

Electronic OCLC #

214073861

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