Bachelor Thesis: Developing a Visualization Concept for Raising Awareness of the Energy Consumption in an Office Space Involving the Office Employees

Within the scope of this bachelor thesis a concept for a public display within an office environment as part of the fortiss Smart Energy Living Lab project was developed. By providing eco-feedback, this display should raise employees’ awareness of the energy consumption of the company and engage energy efficient behaviour.

Users knowledge concerning the term energy consumption was gained and the previously de- signed concept was evaluated. Furthermore a prototype was implemented, based on the previously evolved concept, and tested in a second user study.

Author: Nora Schuster, 2015, Thesis was done in cooperation with the LMU Media Informatics department

Bachelor Thesis Nora Schuster (English)

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Bachelor Thesis: Development and Integration of a Gamification Frontend on Android for the fortiss Smart Energy Living Lab Demonstrator

The Smart Living Lab, a project that is currently being developed at fortiss, investigates the idea of an office as part of a smart micro grid. The office is equipped with sensors, smart meters and actuators, all of which allow to track energy information and to change device states. This can be done on a web platform or from a mobile device. The Android application is an exemplary proof of concept, which was constantly extended with new capabilites in the past three years. This thesis aims to extend the functionality of the application even further by integrating gamification concepts into already existing implementations. The main reason for introducing these concepts is to raise the employees’ awareness with regard to energy consumption at the office, which would lead to developing long term sustainable habits.

Author: Daniel Plop, 2015

Bachelor Thesis Daniel Plop (English)

Bachelor Thesis: Integration of an Android Smartphone’s sensors in the fortiss Smart Energy Living Lab’s environment – Gateway Integration

Abstract:

This thesis aims to integrate smartphones into a smart building environment. Stress is laid upon integrating the smartphone’s sensor capabilities which has not been done previously. In addition this thesis introduces a profile system to allow users to automatically adjust room settings. To assign users and data to the room they are currently located in, a localization mechanism is proposed. After presenting relevant considerations a proof of concept is developed and evaluated.

Authors: Peter Bludau and Philipp Lauchner, 2014

Bachelor Thesis Peter Bludau and Philipp Lauchner (English)

Bachelor Thesis: Entwicklung und Implementierung von Analysekonzepten für das fortiss Smart Energy Living Lab

Abstract:

Im Rahmen dieser Bachelorarbeit wurde eine Erweiterung für den fortiss Smart Energy Demonstrator entworfen und implementiert. Diese Erweiterung ermöglicht dem Nutzer, sich verändernde Werte der hauseigenen Sensoren und Aktuatoren, zu beobachten. Dabei wurden sowohl Langzeitbetrachtungen als auch Methoden zum Vergleich unterschiedlicher Sensoren oder Zeitpunkte implementiert.

Zusätzlich wurden mit Hilfe einer Mustererkennung, bei gemessenen Signalen, Spitzen- werte erkannt. Diese Spitzen stellen beispielsweise Indikatoren zum Energiesparen dar.

Anschließend wurden die implementierten Funktionen mittels der vorhandenen Daten im fortiss Smart Energy Demonstrator evaluiert und bewertet.

Author: Ann-Katrin Gibtner, 2014

Bachelor Thesis Ann-Katrin Gibtner (German)

Bachelor Thesis: Design and realization of a smart energy prosumer interface for user interaction with the Living Lab

Abstract:

With the decision of the German government to completely switch to renewable energy sources until 2025 and only using conventional power plants to kick in if there is to much drain on the grid. To make this plan a reality the power grid has to be turned into a so called smart grid that not only carries the power but at the same time is self aware and self healing. To bring this concept further the consumers have to be smart as well and at best tell the grid when they need the energy. This thesis will present a possible user control system for such a smart office environment developed by fortiss called Living Lab. The control will be developed for an Android mobile device.

Author: Daniel Sudmann, 2013

Bachelor Thesis Daniel Sudmann (English)

Bachelor Thesis: Design and Implementation of an Android Application to Control and Monitor the fortiss Smart Energy Living Lab

Abstract:

The Smart Energy Living Lab is a demonstrator for a Smart Micro Grid, consisting of sensors, actuators and smart meters, which are in- terconnected via a messagebus to a server application and a database. The aim of this Smart Micro Grid is to measure and control the energy flow. In the context of this thesis an Android application was developed that provides the user with an overview of the device states and allows him to alter those states.

Author: Lisa Velden, 2012

Bachelor Thesis Lisa Velden (English)

Bachelor Thesis: Design and Implementation of a Right and Role Management System for the fortiss Smart Energy Living Lab

Abstract:

This thesis introduces concepts regarding access control for the Smart Energy Lab. Implementing a straightforward right and role management, along with a low-level permissions checking mechanism, this design addresses safety and security concerns while conforming to the central principles of Smart Grids, such as high extendibility. Along with the technical solution, a first analysis of the typically encountered actors and their functional permissions is presented.

Author: Luca Cito, 2012

Bachelor Thesis Luca Cito (English)

Bachelor Thesis: Smart Grid-Demonstrator: Office Employee Module

Abstract:

This thesis introduces an IT-system controlling a Smart Micro Grid – the Living Lab demonstrator. The demonstrator is set up in an office environment consisting of a set of home automation devices and external systems. A Service Oriented Architecture was realized following several design principles for a highly extendable distributed system. The whole system is designed to control all connected devices in a way that puts the ideas of the Smart Grid which are focused on energy efficiency and communication between different participants of the grid into practice and will be the base for research projects approaching the subject “Smart Grid” and “Smart Micro Grid” from multiple points of view.

Author: Florian Sellmayr, 2011

Bachelor Thesis Florian Sellmayr (English)

Bachelor Thesis: Smart Grid-Demonstrator: Facility Manager Module

Abstract:

This thesis introduces an IT-system controlling a Smart Micro Grid – the Living Lab demonstrator. The demonstrator is set up in an office environment consisting of a set of home automation devices and external systems. A Service Oriented Architecture was realized following several design principles for a highly extendable distributed system. The whole system is designed to control all connected devices in a way that puts the ideas of the Smart Grid which are focused on energy efficiency and communication between different participants of the grid into practice and will be the base for research projects approaching the subject “Smart Grid” and “Smart Micro Grid” from multiple points of view.

Author: Steffen Bauereiß, 2011

Bachelor Thesis Steffen Bauereiss (English)