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Smart Heating System in Residential Areas (L)

Status: Abgeschlossen


Global warming, the lack of fossil fuels and the resulting increase in energy prices induce an urgent need for sustainable buildings. Heating accounts for 70% of the domestic energy consumption in Switzerland. Some of this energy may be saved using thermostats which allow the temperature to fall to a deep setback while the occupants are not present. However, as manual thermostats are often cumbersome to use (e.g. re‐programming is often forgone due to their complexity), automatic solutions ‐ so‐called "smart thermostats" ‐ should be preferred.


Contrary to previous work on the deployment of radio‐controlled thermostats, this project puts emphasis on providing a reliable smart heating system interacting with the residents to achieve high acceptance. Concrete aspects of the project include:

  • Identify the specific requirements of a reliable system to monitor and control the temperature
  • Design and implement an Android application for users to control the heating system
  • Design a distributed software system considering modern software engineering techniques
Student/Bearbeitet von: Michael Spiegel, Samuel Schmid
Contact/Ansprechpartner: Wilhelm Kleiminger

ETH ZurichDistributed Systems Group
Last updated September 9 2016 10:14:41 AM MET wk