Title

X3D Sensor-based Thermal Maps for Residential and Commercial Buildings

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

6-19-2015

Abstract

There are many building energy simulation systems on the market today; however, most of them rely on theoretical thermal models to make decisions on the building structural design and modifications. Sustainable methods of construction have made tremendous progress in the recent decades. The example of the German Energy-Plus-House technology uses a combination of (almost) zero-carbon passive heating technologies. A web-enabled X3D simulation system coupled with a cost-effective set of temperature/humidity sensors can provide valuable insights into building design, materials and construction that can lead to significant energy savings, an improved thermal comfort for residents and improved efficiency. We propose a cost effective hardware-software prototype system that can provide real data driven 3D thermal maps for residential buildings. The system can easily scale to provide 3D thermal maps for large commercial buildings.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Web3D International Research Meeting

Location

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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