A sensor based intelligent building assessment model
Croome, D. C., Wu, M. and Li, S. R. (2006) A sensor based intelligent building assessment model. In: Zhao, Z. Y., Yu, M. X., Feng, C. C. and Duan, L. L. (eds.) Proceedings of CRIOCM 2006 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Vols 1 and 2. Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ, Kowloon, pp. 91-99. ISBN 9623675364
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While building provides shelter for human being, the previous models for assessing the intelligence of a building seldom consider the responses of occupants. In addition, the assessment is usually conducted by an authority organization on a yearly basis, thus can seldom provide timely assistance for facility manager to improve his daily facility maintenance performance. By the extending the law of entropy into the area of intelligent building, this paper demonstrate that both energy consumption and the response of occupants are important when partially assessing the intelligence of a building. This study then develops a sensor based real time building intelligence (BI) assessment model. An experimental case study demonstrates how the model can be implemented. The developed model can address the two demerits of the previous BI assessment model.
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