Smart homes and smart buildings

J. F. Martins, J. A. Oliveira-Lima, Vasco Delgado-Gomes, Rui Lopes, D. Silva, S. Vieira, C. Lima

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Actual power systems are evolving towards the Smart Grid concept. Being buildings part of the grid, and considering their distributed generation and controllable demand capabilities, they are becoming key players in the framework of liberalized electricity markets. New integrated smart homes and buildings will contribute to the protection of the earth environment while reducing their operational costs. They will take into account not only technical issues of their integrated sub-systems but also users requirements. In order to fulfil these goals an accurate building model could be considered using a standard-based communication infrastructure, linking all buildings elements (physical and human) and allowing buildings to become an active part of the smart grid itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBEC 2012 - Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages27 - 38
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781467327756
ISBN (Print)9781467327749
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 13th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference (BEC) - Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 3 Oct 20125 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference, BEC
ISSN (Print)1736-3705


Conference2012 13th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference (BEC)


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