Advanced Sensors and Controls Have Potential to Reduce Energy Consumption of Buildings by 20-30 Percent
March 5, 2015
HVAC control in small commercial buildings could supply better comfort and efficiency at less expense thanks to a new low-cost wireless sensor technology being developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Wireless sensors have become very attractive products in the HVAC controls market over the past few years as architects and building owners have begun to work more closely together in order to preserve the structure of older buildings and improve aesthetics.
The new TDWLB sensor, certified as Bluetooth® Smart, is ideal for remote reading of pressure/temperature in HVAC refrigerant, oil and water lines in residential, commercial/industrial, marine and RV applications.
Trane® Air-Fi™ wireless technology eliminates the need for wired building controls, allowing installations to be completed quickly, with less disruption to occupants. The self-repairing mesh technology features redundant signal paths to prevent communication failures.
Ecovent Solves the Problem of Having Rooms in Homes That Are Too Hot or Too Cold
January 21, 2015
Ecovent, maker of wireless vents and sensors for home heating and cooling systems, announced that the company is the recipient of the Automation Device of the Year award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Data Reliability Was Selected as the Most Important Feature of a Smart Home System
November 26, 2014
According to an ON World survey with over 1,000 U.S. adults, over a third believe they will have wireless sensors in their home within five years and 20 percent of the likely adopters expect to have 50 or more wireless sensors installed within the next five years.
ConnectSense Is a Platform of Sensors That Monitor Changes in the User’s Environment
May 20, 2014
Grid Connect, a manufacturer and distributor of embedded networking products, announced that it is entering the Internet of Things industry with the launch of ConnectSense, a line of wireless sensors to automate homes and businesses.
Smart Buildings Will Provide Real-Time Comfort Control, Security, and Lighting
October 31, 2013
Continuous advances with wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies will allow for smart buildings within the next decade, according to a report published by ON World, a global technology research firm.
It’s no secret sensors play a critical role in building automation operation and efficiency. Their impact and effectiveness will depend on how the sensors correlate with other devices and components across the greater HVAC system. This requires some emphasis on effective design attributes and integration strategies.