Eco-Den: Smart Home HVAC Project
Eco-Den : Smart Home HVAC Project
Eco-Den is our Smart Home version of a household HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system, combined with Green technology. The purpose is to sustain indoor environmental comfort while being conscious of the environment and Eco-Den’s potential impact on it. The inspiration was from the BioHome and similar technologies.
We are currently researching potential hardware options.
This is apart of our overall Smart Home system project but since the HVAC environment (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) sustains indoor comfort, we wanted to pay special attention to this setup and potential backup plans, should it ever fail. Our goal is to have control over energy efficiency, regulate power levels, and allow a more practical solar power option. Since it is apart of the Smart Home project, the goal is to connect this to our existing framework, so we can control Eco-Den remotely.
Estimated project timeline: Fall/Winter of 2014-2015 in conjunction with EMP.