9.3. Intelligent Energy Management Systems

Over the past decade, we have witnessed the demand for energy growing faster than supply, meaning that for any level of sustainability to be achieved, a more efficient generation, delivery, and consumption of energy is essential, i.e., the clear requisite for Intelligent Energy Management Systems. Indeed, not only can intelligent energy management technologies provide immediate solutions, but correctly implemented, these new intelligent technologies can cut energy use, spending, and emissions, as well as provide a solid foundation to build tomorrow’s smarter energy infrastructure. Building automation basically consists of a programmed, computerized, “intelligent” network of electronic devices that monitor ...

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