08 Jun '11, 3pm

Will Intel Get into Building Management?: Mountain View, Calif.—Intel is testing out the idea of getting into

Will Intel Get into Building Management?: Mountain View, Calif.—Intel is testing out the idea of getting into

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --- Intel is testing out the idea of getting into energy management through the plug. At an Intel Labs showcase at the Computer History Museum today, the chip giant showed off technologies for managing energy in commercial buildings and homes. Interestingly, though, Intel is not targeting the control of air conditioners or heaters, the usual targets of building control systems. Instead, Intel largely tries to monitor, and perhaps one day control, power going to things plugged into wall sockets: computers, lamps, television sets, etc. In the Eco Sense Buildings prototype, data from these appliances are collected by sensors and forwarded to a company’s IT backbone. The information is then shipped over to a traditional building management system. Approximately 30 percent to 60 percent of the power in a commercial building gets consumed by plug loads, but...

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