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Smart Environments: Indoor and Outdoor Monitoring application using Wireless Sensor Networks

The reduction of environmental CO2 emissions is one of the major challenges for growth sustainability of the present century. Road transportation and building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems constitute the two most relevant sources of carbon dioxide in consumer related activities. In order to reduce these emissions, it is possible to leverage on several factors: using more efficient technologies, adopting less polluting energy sources and reducing end- ser needs. This last option can be stimulated through appropriate incentivizing policies, and creating awareness of the consequences of certain behaviour. In any case, analytical details concerning quantities and localization of CO2 emissions and energy consumption processes are necessary. Although appreciable results can be obtained as a consequence of careful design in new buildings or vehicles, to measure the approximate amount of emissions and consumption in the existing installed base, retrofit systems must be planned, designed and installed. This information, together with its space-time context, provides an indication of individual and collective behaviour, in the light of which, efficient system decisions can be taken to encourage virtuous behaviour and discourage other less virtuous types. The goal of this research was the design of affordable systems for pervasively measuring, collecting and distributing analytical data on energy consumption and CO2 emissions. These measurements must be carried out in the context of highly distributed systems which have not been explicitly designed to provide such information.

Principal Academic Tutor
Giovanni Malnati
Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

Academic Tutors
Aldo Canova
Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
Cosimo Greco
Control and Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

External institution
Santer Reply S. p. A.

External Tutors
Daniele Marietta Bersana
Santer Reply S.p.A.

Team members
Shangwen Qiu [Team controller], Automotive Engineering
Luca Gaetano Amaru, Electronic Engineering
Federico Capiaghi, Biomedical Engineering
Michele Miccio, Automotive Engineering
Viktoriya Sendyureva, Environmental Engineering
Camillo Stefanucci [Project Communication Coordinator], ICT Nanotechnologies Engineering

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