The secret lives of

buildings
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@MastodonC @fhr
Francine Bennett

Who we are
© 2006 Bruno & Lígia Rodrigues
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Now is a good time to use data (big, small, open, closed) to help with
big problems:

• Order of magnitude more data
• Cheap to store and process
• Can help create insights and place resources better
Big data
Open data is information that is available for anyone to use, for any
purpose, at no cost.

Good open data:
• can be linked to, so that it can be easily shared and talked about
• is available in a standard, structured format, so that it can be easily
processed
• has guaranteed availability and consistency over time, so that
others can rely on it
• is traceable, through any processing, right back to where it
originates, so others can work out whether to trust it

Open data
• advanced connectivity of devices, systems and services
• covers a variety of protocols, domains and applications
• where the big data comes from, in the built environment - physical
kit that can collect and transmit data about itself and its
interactions.
Internet of Things
• BMS (Building Management System) covering 40-70% of building
energy consumption
• Paper plans
• Maybe some BIM (Building Information Management) data
Traditional buildings data
By the way…
121 homes
1385 sensors of 81 different types
100,000,000+ datapoints in total
added new data every 5 minutes
Why open data with & from buildings?
1. Using it adds important context – e.g. weather
data
2. Publishing it lets others gain new insights
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• More accurate forecasting
• Finding and acting on anomalies
• Understanding and optimising building usage
• Make buildings better places

Next steps
• More accurate forecasting
• Finding and acting on anomalies
• Understanding and optimising building usage
• Make buildings better places

… and all more in real-time
Next steps
• More accurate forecasting
• Finding and acting on anomalies
• Understanding and optimising building usage
• Make buildings better places

… and all more in real-time

… and we’ll see what happens next
Next steps
Thank you
& questions
Mastodon C
@MastodonC @fhr
Francine Bennett

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