Advancing Sustainability Using ICT

The environmental issues we now face are believed to be the result of our social systems. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to help us better understand, monitor in read-time, and reduce our impact on the environment. AITIS Lab, in the Department of Engineering Science, is committed to utilize the engineering expertise and research activity of its faculty to initiate innovative and sustainable graduate and undergraduate projects to educate future environmentally responsible and skilled engineers. We work with local industries and organizations to provide sustainable engineering solutions. Click here to learn more about our research activities and ongoing projects .....more; / Main Page. Checkout our Calendar of Events.

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Energy-Aware Building Model

Energy-Aware Building Model (EABM) is the use of one or more computers to control basic building functions and features automatically and sometimes remotely, via cell phones or computers. The main difference between EABM and a so called Smart Home or Automated Home is its ability to educate building occupants. A number of projects have been suggested reduce energy consumptions inside buildings. Here are some suggestion:
  1. A green building model can actually teach people how change their behavior to become more aware about energy consumption. In this intelligent model smart sensors are used to help the user to choose the best energy conserving practice inside the building (see notes).