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Volume 2013, Article ID 613043, 8 pages
Research Article

Data Acquisition and Transmission System for Building Energy Consumption Monitoring

Faculty of Infrastructure Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China

Received 1 July 2013; Accepted 30 July 2013

Academic Editor: Lixian Zhang

Copyright © 2013 Liang Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Building energy consumption monitoring and management system have been developed widely in China in order to gain the real-time data of energy consumption in buildings for analyzing it in the next state work. This paper describes a low-cost and small-sized collector based on the STM32 microcontroller, which can be placed in a building easily to implement the work of data acquisition, storage, and transmission. The collector gathers the electricity, water, heat, and energy consumption data through the RS485 field bus and stores the data into an SD card with mass storage, finally, using Internet to finish the communication and transmission to data server through TCP protocol. The collector has been used in application for two years, and the results show that the system is reliable and stable.