Monitoring occupancy and light operation

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Journal titleLighting Research and Technology
Pages4549; # of pages: 5
SubjectLighting; lighting controls; utilization (occupancy); human behaviour; Lighting
AbstractTo determine whether electrical energy is used effectively it is necessary to assess both operation of electrical equipment and occupancy of a space simultaneously, since even small amounts of energy are wasted if an electrical device is switched on but unused. Of the several methods of estimating occupancy that were compared, random visits to a space are the most accurate and usually the least expensive means of obtaining both occupancy and operation data. More widespread use of this technique would enable building owners and operators to evaluate the efficient use of electricity in the spaces they manage.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number28720
NPARC number20358716
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Record identifier782e46d4-6469-4c1a-9ce0-da6bc2ce9ee8
Record created2012-07-20
Record modified2016-05-09
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