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Full IoT Lora School Building Management System

Version 1 : Received: 15 May 2019 / Approved: 16 May 2019 / Online: 16 May 2019 (10:33:48 CEST)

How to cite: Mataloto, B.; Ferreira, J.C.; Cruz, N. Full IoT Lora School Building Management System. Preprints 2019, 2019050206 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0206.v1). Mataloto, B.; Ferreira, J.C.; Cruz, N. Full IoT Lora School Building Management System. Preprints 2019, 2019050206 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201905.0206.v1).

Abstract

In this research paper we describe the development phase of a low-cost LoRa IoT solution applied to a kindergarten school with three years results. A set of sensors solution was developed in a LoRa communication board, battery powered, providing a simplified setup process. These sensors were used in order to measure temperature, humidity, luminosity, air quality and presence. Also, energy monitor solutions were integrated. The acquired data is transmitted and analysed for knowledge extraction, identifying savings and other related KPIs. From data, automatic saving actions were performed towards heating and cooling systems, lighting and a set of if-then actions were developed for automatic cost-saving actions, based on infrared signals to heating/cooling systems using some procedure of external command devices. This approach avoids the usage of proprietary vendor solutions in a flexible approach that can easily be deployed to any building facility. This is an important achievement since most of the building consumption is based on heating and cooling systems. In a three years test of the solution, the total energy consumption savings surpassed 20%

Subject Areas

IoT; LoRa; sustainability; building management system; sensors

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