"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.
Chowdhury, Badrul H.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Computer Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla Physical Facilities Department
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 85 pages
© 2007 Sadeep Kunchum, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Computer network architectures
Electric lighting -- Energy conservation
Electric power consumption -- Management
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Kunchum, Sandeep, "A network infrastructure for real-time monitoring of campus energy consumption" (2007). Masters Theses. 4587.