Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

A System for Managing Physical Data in Buildings

Jorge Ortiz

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2010-128
September 28, 2010

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2010/EECS-2010-128.pdf

In order to reduce building energy consumption, we 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 under- stand the complex interactions between systems and spaces. However, through our experience with an active, campus-wide Building Management System (BMS) system, we observe that BMSs are not well suited for this task. In buildings, there is a fundamental relationship be- tween systems and spaces. The Integrated Sensor- Stream Storage System (IS4) captures this relationship by constructing a resource hierarchy that names mea- surement instruments relative to their context. This al- lows us to bring together systems and spaces through the instruments within them. Furthermore, IS4 keeps track of changes in the hierarchy over time. It is also de- signed to simplify data acquisition and exploits the nam- ing structure for simpler, context-dependent queries. We have implemented IS4 and are currently using it to mon- itor Cory Hall at UC Berkeley as well as independent deployments at Samsung, Intel, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Ortiz:EECS-2010-128,
    Author = {Ortiz, Jorge},
    Editor = {Culler, David E.},
    Title = {A System for Managing Physical Data in Buildings},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2010},
    Month = {Sep},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2010/EECS-2010-128.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2010-128},
    Abstract = {In order to reduce building energy consumption, we 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 under- stand the complex interactions between systems and spaces. However, through our experience with an active, campus-wide Building Management System (BMS) system, we observe that BMSs are not well suited for this task.
In buildings, there is a fundamental relationship be- tween systems and spaces. The Integrated Sensor- Stream Storage System (IS4) captures this relationship by constructing a resource hierarchy that names mea- surement instruments relative to their context. This al- lows us to bring together systems and spaces through the instruments within them. Furthermore, IS4 keeps track of changes in the hierarchy over time. It is also de- signed to simplify data acquisition and exploits the nam- ing structure for simpler, context-dependent queries. We have implemented IS4 and are currently using it to mon- itor Cory Hall at UC Berkeley as well as independent deployments at Samsung, Intel, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Ortiz, Jorge
%E Culler, David E.
%T A System for Managing Physical Data in Buildings
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2010
%8 September 28
%@ UCB/EECS-2010-128
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%F Ortiz:EECS-2010-128