International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT)
The consumption of energy in residential buildings is increasing day-by-day due to the use of various advanced technologies and therefore represents a potential source of energy savings. The use of smart energy management system can assist in reducing the energy usage in an efficient way. This paper gives a review of a smart energy system in the development of an energy efficient management system for residential building using ARM7 and ZigBee. A home section or device unit is developed using four different devices (or household appliances) with an auxiliary load (device which is occasionally used) each connected to the ARM7 microcontroller unit respectively.