Simulating Human Occupancy in an Experimental Laboratory Setting
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 7-10
Received: Dec. 22, 2014; Accepted: Jan. 8, 2015; Published: Jan. 30, 2015
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Joseph Martin Petersen, Washington State University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Richland, Washington, USA; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Energy Policy & Economics, Richland, Washington. USA
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Abstract
Energy conservation within a residential home is a primary focus for both home owners and power utilities throughout the country. Developing a technology to model, detect, and measure human occupancy would allow for laboratory settings to more accurately model residential energy use without the need for actual human activity within the space. An accurate way to measure occupancy is through detecting the latent and sensible heat that is generated by activities within the home. As industry facilities move forward with research, innovative ways to model every aspect of a residential home comes into play. These research settings require the development of technology that appropriately models and detects human activity within a residential home.
Keywords
Alternative, Energy, Modeling, Robotics
To cite this article
Joseph Martin Petersen, Simulating Human Occupancy in an Experimental Laboratory Setting, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 7-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150401.12
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