NASA to develop Automated Building Energy Monitoring & Management Systems
NASA has announced a plan to develop next-generation intelligent, automated monitoring systems intended for offices and research environments. Collaborating with Integrated Building Solutions (IBS), the system will enhance energy efficiency, reduce consumption and provide a more comfortable workspace. The tool suite, being integrated into IBS’s Intelligent Building Interface System, provides centralized management, monitoring, automation and analysis of building systems in a browser-based console. Sensors throughout the base will monitor power, air temperature, moisture, air flow, light levels and water consumption. The system will be tested at NASA’s Sustainability Base after its completion in 2010.