A Data-Driven Approach for Accurate Estimation and Visualization of Energy Savings from Advanced Lighting Controls
Received Date: Nov 11, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 15, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
Despite occupancy-based switching and daylight-based dimming controls being widely believed to have tremendous energy saving potential, there is often a lot of variability in the actual savings across customer sites. A major challenge in a reliable, site-specific assessment of these advanced lighting controls is the skew associated with time-logging using a low-power clock. We develop a robust analytical approach based on grid-search optimization and linear regression to correct the clock skew by exploiting the information stored in the cyclical nature of occupancy patterns in commercial buildings. We provide independent validation of the results using illuminance data to illustrate the strength of our approach. We also conduct comprehensive sensitivity analyses of the results by varying the assumptions about the underlying parameters values. Our results demonstrate that believable visualizations and reliable savings estimates can be generated using a low-power clock and a set of data-driven algorithms and analytics.
Keywords: Data loggers; Occupancy-based switching; Daylight harvesting; Clock skew correction; RC oscillator clock; Grid-search optimization; Linear regression
Citation: Vaze V, Patel M, Bagheri S (2017) A Data-Driven Approach for Accurate Estimation and Visualization of Energy Savings from Advanced Lighting Controls. Innov Ener Res 6: 177. Doi: 10.4172/2576-1463.1000177
Copyright: © 2017 Vaze V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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