Advanced Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Scientific Journal (AEEESJ) Volume 2 ISSUE 3-2018
Advanced Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Scientific Journal (AEEESJ)
Volume 2-Issue 4-2018
Smart Energy Efficiency Optimization System for Saving Energy in University Buildings Using WSAN
Optimization of energy efficiency in Majmaah University (MU) administrative buildings using a wireless sensor and actuator network (WSAN) is an efficient method for managing power consumption. To do so, this article proposes a framework for optimizing the energy consumption in the selected buildings by modeling all the disturbance parameters based on the building dynamics. Then the optimization problem is solved to benchmark its performance on a numerical study. Therefore, an energy management system is used to suggest or execute energy saving procedures. This work aimed to convert traditional University buildings into a smart building by adding several controlled energy saving device. All energy saving devices are controlled by software called an energy efficiency management system (EEMS) that is serving as a framework for optimizing the energy consumption algorithm and lowering energy consumption. Mainly, the system contains three main layers: pervasive layer, controller, and application layer. The system performance is measured through an analytical comparison between the energy consumption of the building by several devices without monitoring system and added energy saving electrical devices and the energy consumption of the building with the proposed monitoring EEMS. The results show an energy efficiency of 23%.