A System for Managing Physical Data in Buildings
In order to reduce building energy consumption, the authors need a global, accurate view of the building. Many modern buildings have a sensing infrastructure that can be used to do fine-grained accounting and understand the complex interactions between systems and spaces. However, through the experience with an active, campus-wide Building Management System (BMS) system, they observe that BMSs are not well suited for this task. In buildings, there is a fundamental relationship between systems and spaces. The Integrated Sensor-Stream Storage System (IS4) captures this relationship by constructing a resource hierarchy that names measurement instruments relative to their context.