Mobility

Home Energy Saving Through Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

This paper presents a Home Automation system based on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) that allows managing and saving the energy consumption of home appliances. According to recent studies energy consumptions are increasing year after year, and if effective energy saving policies will not be adopted, in 2030 they will rise by 28% on 2006 value. The residential sector, in particular, accounts for an increasing percentage of the total consumption which is now above 27.5% (source Earthtrends). These predictions have recently drawn the attention of the research community as well as of the industry world to a new generation of home automation systems for energy saving.

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