DOE Saving Energy Nationwide in Structures with Occupancy Recognition SENSORS - concept paper

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 17, 2017

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Mar 17, 2017


Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy ARPA-E

ARPA-E url to DE-FOA-0001737

There are four areas of focus for this program, as described further in this FOA:
A. Human presence sensors for residential use (these deliver a binary “occupied or not occupied” signal to enable temperature adjustment (setbacks) between setpoints used for the normal comfort range vs those for an unoccupied residence;
B. People counting sensors for commercial use (these deliver the number of occupants in a specific defined HVAC zone to enable both temperature and ventilation setbacks);
C. Low-cost, stable, and easily deployable CO2 sensors to enable adoption of ventilation setbacks;
D. Real-World testing and validation of A, B, and C in both laboratory controlled quasi-real world environments and actual field deployment tests throughout the program timeframe.