Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Martirano L., Aliberti M., Massarella F. Metering of energy used for lighting: a practical indirect method. In: EPEC 2010 - IEEE Electric Power and Energy Conference (Halifax, NS, Canada, 25-27 Agosto 2010). Proceedings, IEEE, 2010.
Within large buildings, measurement of energy consumption is a crucial task. Rearely a separate measurement of the sole lighting component is available. Instead, estimating and or measuring the actual energy consumption due to indoor lighting only spent is an important goal since an accurate evaluation could help and guide energy managers and designers towards the most appropriate lighting system. Building automation and control systems (BACS) provide important data treatment procedures enabling such kind of monitoring. This paper analyzes some methodologies for calculating and measuring energy consumption for lighting systems, ranging from direct to indirect measurement techniques. This paper promotes a simple method for an indirect measure by adopting ordinary actuators and a basic supervisory system with a low cost impact.
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=5697243
DOI: 10.1109/EPEC.2010.5697243
Subject BACS
Building automation
Energy monitoring
J.7 Computers in Other Systems
K.6.4 System Management
C.2.3 Network Operations
C.3 Special-Purpose and Application-Based Systems

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