What is IoT?
The IoT is a technological revolution in the information and communication technology (ICT) that expands the already common concepts of “anytime” and “any place” to the connectivity for “anything” and now this technology is moving now rapidly from media hype to reality according to various industry analysts and ICT companies.
Power of Automation
Automatic communication instigated between electronic devices and infrastructures can salvage a great amount of money and energy. This is what IoT technology does. Creating such a network in which information is automatically exchanged over electronic devices, computers and power grids can boost energy saving and management. IoT has already brought a revolution in our already-existing technology by enabling devices, computers, databases and information networks to exchange information.
Through the interconnection that would cover great distances, real-time data could be gathered from across the globe in an instant, which saves not only energy, but also time and effort. There is no need for big actions unless needed and a more efficient management would emerge.
This integrative technology helps in reducing energy consumption to a great extent. You can ‘switch on’ your house or increase temperature merely through your Smartphone device and that too remotely. You can also enable scheduling the next oil change in your car based on the collective data drawn out of information regarding your location and driving habits. Remember, the IoT offers more than just high-end style advertising.
So, it’s quite noticeable that energy can be saved without giving up on the comfort factor. But, for that matter, the combination of the intelligent software solutions with the electronic devices is needed in order to build effective information exchange system.
Smart Energy Management
Public Areas. IoT avoids unnecessary heating and cooling in public areas based on the preferences and behavior of occupants gathered via Smart Sensors, which would potentially reduce energy usage by 10%, with the use of efficient HVAC units.
Scheduling Management. IoT schedules lighting and air-conditioning systems to turn on or off for offices, conference rooms, classrooms and even homes. Automated scheduling make sit easer to achieve energy-saving goals, because it does not rely on human intervention, but due to needs.
Energy Saving Management. Energy-saving units can be used as a metric to measure progress towards achieving energy efficiency goals. The proper monitoring provides alarms and scheduling function in order to help in energy conservation.
Energy Demand Management. Upon installation or upgrade to IoT, a per-control system bassis would be established so that energy consumption is automatically managed which avoids exceeding contractual energy consumption limits and would incur fines.
IoT Increases Energy Efficiency
Demand Response. By communicating in real-time with utilities, buildings, and homes, it is possible to reduce energy usage during peak loads, enabling managers to take advantage of lower utility rates and credits.
Data Analytics. By performing data analysis in the cloud-based system, better understanding of the consumers’ behavior and schedules is achieved and allows to turn off the building systems when not needed.
Visibility and Management. By using Smart Solutions and sophisticated analysis together with control functionality, building engineers can more efficiently and effectively manage the building systems so that no energy is wasted.