The Office of Research and Publications’ (ORP) first Sinsay Brown Bag Session (Technical Series) kicked off with College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE) partners’ presentation of an energy-saving room management system for the Mabini Building, November 13, 2019 at the Chez Rafael Hotel Function Room. Through this brown bag session, the proponents and other Lasallian Partners were given a platform to discuss the project’s purpose and scope, ask questions, and help develop the said research.
The proponents, Engr. Rodelio H. Cabrera, Mark Anthony G. de Vera, Engr. Oscar Bryan M. Magtibay, and Engr. Joselito P. Roxas, developed a system that will monitor and control the building’s technical systems and services such as lighting and ventilation. It also aims to equip buildings to operate at their maximum efficiency with minimum energy wastage. The unit will track the kilowatt-hour consumption, using the school’s existing network to send and receive data. The building manager will use such data to provide usage statistics and to minimize the carbon footprint.
The Mabini Building has approximately one hundred rooms, 70 of which are used by college students for lecture and laboratory classes from 7:30 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. daily. Air conditioning units and lights are used for an average of 10 hours a day, while fans and power outlets are used at an average of five hours.
For more information on the brown bag sessions or to learn more about this particular project, you may visit the Office of Research Publications’ pageor call (043) 756-5555 local 281.