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The high energy required by home appliances (like white goods, audio/video devices and communication equipments) and air conditioning systems (heating and cooling), makes their homes one of the most critical areas for the impact of energy consumption on natural environment. In this paper, the authors present a work in progress within the European project AIM for the design of a system that can minimize energy waste in home environments efficiently managing devices operation modes. In their architecture they use a wireless sensor network to monitor physical parameters (like light and temperature) as well as the presence of users at home and in each of its rooms.
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