Ewout Brandsma, Senior Principal Scientist at NXP will talk about less energy and better comfort utility buildings with sensor networks
The energy use of a utility building is strongly related to the comfort of its occupants. Furthermore, an increase in comfort for the occupants contributes significantly to their productivity. Wouldn’t it be nice to save energy and at the same time to improve the comfort of the occupants? An important enabler for solving this challenge is the use of wireless sensor networks. Priva and NXP participate in the UCER project, a research project within the TKI Energy subsidy scheme to address this opportunity. Other consortium partners in project UCER are: Vabi, Kropman, TNO, Maastricht University, Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology.
About Ewout Brandsma
Ewout Brandsma graduated from Twente University of Technology in Computer Science in 1986. He started his career at Philips Research, where he was involved in parallel computing and information retrieval. In 1998 he moved to Philips Semiconductors, currently NXP Research, where he was involved in digital television, digital video recording and connected home entertainment. He contributed heavily to DLNA standardization. In 2008 he shifted focus towards Smart Buildings and in particular the application of easy-to-install autonomous wireless sensor networks to conserve energy and to improve comfort. Ewout has filed more than twenty patents during the course of his career.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in High Performance Mixed Signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, identification and mobile industries, and in application areas including wireless infrastructure, lighting, healthcare, industrial, consumer tech and computing. NXP has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012.