Researchers led by Jeff Muhs of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's engineering technology division are examining power systems from a building or home all the way back to the original transmission source to determine better efficiencies.
The project focuses on automation, robotics, sensors and other tools to reduce energy consumption, while taking into account a number of variables such as a building's construction, its ability to remain cool or warm, and how outside conditions impact the inside.
The research is being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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