Electricity, water, and natural gas consumption of a residential house in Canada from 2012 to 2014

Today my latest journal paper was published in Nature's Scientific Data. Titled Electricity, water, and natural gas consumption of a residential house in Canada from 2012 to 2014 it discusses the release of AMPds v2. Thanks to my co-authors Bradley Ellert, Ivan V. Bajic, and Fred Popowich for all their contributions and feedback. Here is the paper … Continue reading Electricity, water, and natural gas consumption of a residential house in Canada from 2012 to 2014

PhD Thesis Submitted for Examination

Well this morning at 9:00am I submitted my PhD Thesis for examination. Apparently the external examiner will write a report after reading it to determine if it is ready for the oral examination/defence. Here is the title, abstract, and keywords: REAL-TIME EMBEDDED LOW-FREQUENCY LOAD DISAGGREGATION      Understanding how the electrical appliances and devices in a house … Continue reading PhD Thesis Submitted for Examination

A Consumer Bill of Rights for Energy Conservation

I just learnt that the main paper I summated to IHTC was accepted titled "A Consumer Bill of Rights for Energy Conservation". Co-authors were: Laura Guzman Flores, Robyn Gill, Roger Alex Clapp, Lyn Bartram, and Bob Gill. So that is 2 papers accepted at the 2014 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC) in Montreal, Canada from June … Continue reading A Consumer Bill of Rights for Energy Conservation

NILM: What an algorithm can tell you about your energy consumption

Last night I attended the 2014 IEEE Vancouver Section Annual General Meeting. What an amazing event! Leo Del Castillo the General Manager of Xbox Devices at Microsoft was the keynote speaker talking about Xbox One. The Kinect sensor is amazing! My poster was displayed last night at the Poster Session. I tried with success to make the poster … Continue reading NILM: What an algorithm can tell you about your energy consumption

Computational sustainability: a modern collaborative approach to sustainable development

Last month Amid Sedghi from SFU Carbon Talks interviewed me for an article on computational sustainability. He has now posted his article called "Computational sustainability: a modern collaborative approach to sustainable development" which can be viewed here. For those of you who would like to know what computational sustainability is the Institute for Computational Sustainability (ICS) defines it … Continue reading Computational sustainability: a modern collaborative approach to sustainable development

Senior Member – IEEE

Last week I was honoured to receive recognition by the IEEE. I was elevated to the Senior Member (smIEEE) grade. Quote from the letter: "Only 8% of the IEEE's approximately 419,900 members hold this grade, which requires extensive experience, and reflects professional maturity and documented achievements of significance" (Peter W. Staecker, IEEE President & CEO) A … Continue reading Senior Member – IEEE

Climate Delusions

Today the Royal Society of Canada invited Dr. Mark Jaccard, Professor with the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University to talk about climate change modelling. He presented a very good talk about how and why we will not be meeting any of the emission reduction targets. Abstract: Two decades of research into the … Continue reading Climate Delusions

The Queen of Green @ BCIT

Last Thursday (October 27th) Lindsay Coulter, David Suzuki's Queen of Green spoke at BCIT. She presented discussion and tips on how to turn a home into a healthy and sustainable environment. Some of her tips include: avoid canned foods, the can contains a BPA lining; if you want people in the office to throw out … Continue reading The Queen of Green @ BCIT

Energy conservation drivers

I have been busy getting back in to course work for this fall; but I though it would be good to set up a poll to see what people think about what will drive energy conservation. Please contribute by taking my poll. Related articles Bucks: Friday Reading: Embracing Energy Conservation (bucks.blogs.nytimes.com) Going Green: Energy Conservation … Continue reading Energy conservation drivers