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Transactive controls

BTRIC researchers pursue advanced wireless sensor technologies, building energy modeling, building to grid communications and control, and energy optimized solutions for neighborhoods of the future. Research is focused on grid interactive efficient buildings which seek to provide cost effective solutions at multiple scales. BTRIC researchers work with transactive controls to improve energy efficiency by developing new building technologies, whole-building community integration, creating software that leverages data from Internet-connected residential HVAC units and water heaters to enhance energy management in buildings.

Focus areas:

  • Wireless communications
  • Sensors
  • Controls
  • Fault detection and diagnostics 
  • Combined Heating and Power