Real-time METs estimation for effective indoor amenity control in HEMS

Minako Ito, Hiroaki Nishi

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Abstract

In the regulation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) for a peak cut or peak leveling control of electric power consumption, the amenity of the living environment should be considered. In the existing method, the metabolic equivalent (MET) value is not considered because of the substantial measurement costs and because a special infrastructure is required for both measuring the value by the MET meter and for communicating with the HVAC control server in the home energy management system (HEMS) or building EMS (BEMS). This paper proposes a method for measuring the MET value on a mobile device for accurately calculating the predicted mean vote (PMV). This method is designed as an iPod touch or iPhone application. The application has sufficiently reduced energy consumption for use as a mobile device application and is sufficiently accurate for use as an HVAC control. The availability and usefulness of both the designed application and the proposed MET measuring method is experimentally confirmed, and the reduction in energy consumption is estimated using an actual HEMS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: May 28 2013May 31 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period5/28/135/31/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Ito, M., & Nishi, H. (2013). Real-time METs estimation for effective indoor amenity control in HEMS. In 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2013 [6563686] (IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE.2013.6563686