Conference Paper

Conceptual Architecture of Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS)

W. Khamphanchai, A. Saha, K. Rathinavel, M. Kuzlu, M. Pipattanasomporn, Saifur Rahman, B. Akyol, and J. Haack

IEEE PES ISGT-Europe Conference, Istanbul, Turkey


BEMOSS is an open source operating system that is expected to improve sensing and control of equipment in small- and medium-sized commercial buildings, reduce energy consumption and help implement demand response (DR). It aims to offer: scalability, robustness, plug and play, open protocol, interoperability, cost-effectiveness, as well as local and remote monitoring. In this paper, four essential layers of BEMOSS software architecture — namely User Interface, Application and Data Management, Operating System and Framework, and Connectivity layers — are presented. A laboratory test bed to demonstrate the functionality of BEMOSS located at the Advanced Research Institute of Virginia Tech is also briefly described.

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