Smart Sensing for More Efficient and Comfortable Campus Buildings

Researchers: Forrest Meggers

Departments: Architecture

Project Summary: Campus buildings require tremendous amounts of energy for heating and cooling, yet most buildings lack efficient ways to measure the comfort level of occupants. The temperature of a room typically accounts for only 50 percent of the occupant’s comfort. A major unaddressed source of comfort comes from the temperature of nearby surfaces, such as walls and windows. This project uses a new technology developed by Forrest Meggers and his team called the SMART sensor to detect these so-called radiant sources of heating and cooling.

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