Towards Self-Managing Energy Systems in Buildings

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Naveed Arshad, Dr. Jahangir Ikram


In this project a system was built for managing and integrating 400 KWH/ month that allowed the consumers to state goals, priorities, and constraints on energy usage in a typical building. This helped them to automatically plan the energy usage through controlling devices and become aware of their energy usage patterns and show them the energy and cost savings by modifying energy usage patterns.
It was a localized low cost Home Area Network implementation for controlling heavy duty electric appliances for energy conservation. The software was capable to integrate itself with both higher level Smart-Grid and lower level Home Area Network interfaces.