The Currents team is working on high-efficiency HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) sensors using various tracking technologies and machine learning that will be implemented during the upcoming Upson Hall renovation.
The Currents project uses intelligent occupancy sensing to control the heating system for academic (single professor) offices. Air conditioning and ventilation make up 53% of energy use in commercial buildings. Using cutting edge technologies including machine learning, smartphone applications, sensors, and wearables we are designing a system that will accurately predict whether a professor is in their office and turn their heating on/off based on this data. Currents applies computer science and electrical engineering skills to develop a system that offers substantial energy savings.