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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.

Project Description

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.

Project Partners

Research is being undertaken by DOE, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Project Goals

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.

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Contact Information

George Hernandez
george.hernandez@ee.doe.gov