Sensors and Controls

Energy-efficient buildings and equipment rely on an expanding portfolio of sensors and controls to optimize their operation. We develop new sensors, controls, and protocols to enable more reliable and economic data exchange. Major activities include:

  • Building devices to measure power and provide communication
  • Building low-cost metering technologies and solutions in existing buildings
  • Linking sensors and controls to open-source building networks to manage energy use and improve services
  • Collecting information through existing sensor networks
  • Improving or creating standards for Energy Reporting — for devices to report their own energy use to the local network