Smart-Home Energy Management in the Context of Occupants' Activity
This paper focuses on occupants' comfort, which is affected by environmental factors (such as temperature,
humidity, radiation of elements, and air movement), and occupant-related factors (such as occupants' level
of activity, clothing insulation). To satisfy a thermal comfort objective, energy is needed for heating and
cooling, which affects energy consumption. This paper presents a proof-of-concept analysis of smart-home
control based on occupants' activity level in terms of human energy expenditure, and a trade-off analysis of
the energy consumption versus thermal comfort when the activity level serves as an input into an intelligent
home energy management system.
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