This paper investigates the potential for water and energy savings achieved in showers equipped with a complex embedded system to recover water heat for instant reuse and collect and treat water discharge for other residential uses. An easy-to-use human computer interface is developed to control the shower functions, create a multisensory experience, make the user aware of consumptions and support decision-making oriented to home eco-sustainability. The interface implements an innovative model to predict the overall shower system behavior and related consumptions. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate the model reliability and the achieved savings.
Designing an efficient build environment to save energy and water consumptions / Mengoni, Maura; Capitanelli, Andrea; Raponi, Damiano; Pavani, Francesca. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016). (Intervento presentato al convegno 11th International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering tenutosi a Aix-en-Provence, France nel 9-13 May).