UK scientists to cut energy waste in buildings

British scientists are joining efforts to cut energy usage in buildings using wireless technology as part of an EU initiative. The research project will enable buildings to use wireless sensors, […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

British scientists are joining efforts to cut energy usage in buildings using wireless technology as part of an EU initiative.

The research project will enable buildings to use wireless sensors, which will record data such as temperature and humidity.

Computer scientists at the University of Salford are developing a self-learning software, which will help make the most of heating and ventilation in the buildings to reduce energy consumption.

Funded by the European Commission, the ‘Self Learning Energy Efficient buildings and open Spaces’ (SEEDS) project’s main focus is to reduce around 35% of the continent’s carbon emissions from buildings and improve energy efficiency of new and existing ones.

Professor Sunil Vadera, who is leading Salford’s part of the project said: “Using software in this way has the potential to make our buildings much more energy efficient without having to rely on every single person using them in the correct manner.”