Hardware/Software Solution Unifying DALI, IBECS, and BACnet

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The goal of this project was to investigate broader building-level systems/strategies that enable further energy savings and control. This project investigated the potential savings offered by broader centralized control features and the potential advantages they may add to this system through such features as addressability and load shedding. This report documents the results of LBNL's work in this area. This report focuses on building-level systems and strategies and a multi-protocol gateway solution that is indifferent to the specific choice of lighting control/communications technique used to control the office lighting. The elegance of the IEEE 1451 intelligent gateway proposed in this ... continued below

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Koch, Ed; Rubinstein, Francis & Sila, Kiliccote December 1, 2004.

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The goal of this project was to investigate broader building-level systems/strategies that enable further energy savings and control. This project investigated the potential savings offered by broader centralized control features and the potential advantages they may add to this system through such features as addressability and load shedding. This report documents the results of LBNL's work in this area. This report focuses on building-level systems and strategies and a multi-protocol gateway solution that is indifferent to the specific choice of lighting control/communications technique used to control the office lighting. The elegance of the IEEE 1451 intelligent gateway proposed in this report is that the overall building communications system should work regardless of whether the office lighting is controlled by DALI, UPB, IBECS, ZigBee or any other accepted communications protocol. Many lighting control companies have robust local lighting control systems with functional strategies for the office level controls. What the industry lacks is the efficient integration of local controls with building controls and energy management systems in order to utilize sensory data. LBNL proposes a framework for a gateway with a level of embedded intelligence, linking various device area networks (DANs) to building control systems. The proposed gateway acts as a translator for DANs enabling them to talk to each other and with a building control system. Just like a PC recognizing a mouse as soon as it is plugged in, the gateway will recognize devices with embedded or virtual Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS). This presents a truly ''plug and play'' capability for the building control systems. As a result, sensory data can be automatically calibrated, collected and utilized with minimal labor for effective and efficient building controls. The mature market cost of the proposed gateway is not yet known. But current product suggest that $1000/bridge is achievable today with off-the-shelf components and wireless routers that are common today for computer applications do not have significantly lower capabilities than the $1000 product and are now available at $100-$200. If it is configured so that it caters to commissioning, maintenance and energy monitoring, its benefit from a mere energy saving equipment can be extended to reduction in installation and maintenance costs.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--57686
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/878328 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 878328
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc881220

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Koch, Ed; Rubinstein, Francis & Sila, Kiliccote. Hardware/Software Solution Unifying DALI, IBECS, and BACnet, report, December 1, 2004; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881220/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.