CE-BEMS: A cloud-enabled building energy management system

Nader Mohamed, Sanja Lazarova-Molnar, Jameela Al-Jaroodi

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24 Citations (Scopus)


Energy consumption in smart buildings is monitored and controlled using Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). A BEMS provides a set of methods to monitor and control a building's energy needs while maintaining a good quality of living in all of the building's spaces. Energy efficiency and costs savings in smart buildings significantly depend on the monitoring and control methods used in the installed BEMS. This paper proposes a Cloud-Enabled BEMS (CE-BEMS) for Smart Buildings. This system can utilize cloud computing to provide enhanced management mechanisms and features for energy savings in smart buildings. This system is connected to the cloud to have access to a number of advanced cloud-based services to enhance energy management in smart buildings. In this paper, we discuss the current limitations of BEMS, the conceptual design of the proposed system, and the advantages, opportunities, and challenges of using the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 3rd MEC International Conference on Big Data and Smart City, ICBDSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509013654
Publication statusPublished - Apr 26 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd MEC International Conference on Big Data and Smart City, ICBDSC 2016 - Muscat, Oman
Duration: Mar 15 2016Mar 16 2016


Other3rd MEC International Conference on Big Data and Smart City, ICBDSC 2016


  • Building Energy Management System
  • Cloud Computing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Smart Building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Development
  • Urban Studies


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