Lead Performer: Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
-- Bosch RTC - Palo Alto, CA
-- Lutron Electronics - Washington, DC
DOE Funding: $507,402
Cost Share: $74,274
Project Term: November 1, 2013 – October 31, 2014
Funding Opportunity Announcement: “Turn-Key” Open Source Software Solutions for Energy Management of Small to Medium Sized Buildings -- 2013 (DE-FOA-0000822)

Project Objective

The objective of this project is to develop, deploy, test and refine an open-source and open architecture software platform for secure building management applications that is easy-to-configure, scalable and robust. The platform will be specifically tailored towards small- and medium-sized buildings to advance opportunities for energy efficiency in these building sectors by enabling easier access to existing Building Automation Systems (BAS) and introducing controls where none might currently exist. The system will include plug-and-play functionality that simplifies the process of adding new devices into the system even for non-experts.  This will include auto-mapping and auto-configuration functionality for setting up default configurations. The target systems will include HVAC, lighting and miscellaneous electrical loads. By the end of the third year, the system will have been deployed across three test buildings on CMU’s campus.


DOE Technology Manager: Marina Sofos
Principal Investigator: Anthony Rowe, Carnegie Mellon University

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