Linux-based monitoring and control in a sustainable house
- 60 minute session
Smart sustainable homes need to be able to manage and monitor their energy use. This talk looks at a low-cost Linux-based implementation of a home instrumentation and control system that:
* talks to the home's smart meter,
* monitors temperatures,
* monitors mains water, hot water and rain water,
* monitors home mains electric circuits,
* monitors EV energy use,
* provides optimised control of solar hot water,
* uses Android-based control from a phone.
Software implementation is mostly via Python-based tools. Most of the hardware for control and instrumentation is based on one-wire bus technology.
The talk will also touch on how: a) the home was able to achieve 75% reduction in both gross energy and net water consumption, and b) how smart meters work.
As an option, I would be prepared to break out the section on the home energy/water and smart meters as a second and stand-alone presentation.