U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office
Sensors and Controls Characteristics Reference Guide Research Project
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently conducting research into a reference guide about building sensors and controls characteristics.
This project seeks to develop a Sensors and Controls Characteristics Reference Guide through a series of market engagements with building researchers, manufacturers, and users. When completed, the reference will serve as a guide to develop and deploy low-cost sensor systems defined by high-value case studies, as well as develop and deploy a "controls" open-source platform that enables validation and adoption of algorithms.
Research is being undertaken by DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The overarching goal of the sensors and controls research is to capture 30% energy savings by enhanced management of energy consuming assets and systems through development of cost-effective sensors and controls for buildings.
Benefits and Impacts
DOE will use this guide to identify research priorities, develop future specifications for potential market adoption, and provide market clarity through unbiased information.