You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Information Technology › Snider, Dallas › Similarity Measures in Smart Building Electrical Demand Data Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Snider, D., Mayo, G., & Natarajan, S. (2015). Similarity Measures in Smart Building Electrical Demand Data. Similarity Measures in Smart Building Electrical Demand Data Details Type Conference Papers Title Similarity Measures in Smart Building Electrical Demand Data Contributor(s) Snider, Dallas (author)Mayo, Glenda (author)Natarajan, Sridhar (author) Date 2015 Notes Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE SoutheastCon, April 9-12, 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Abstract With the increase in smart, LEED-certified buildings there comes an increase in the amount of time-series data generated by the sensor networks within these buildings. Extracting useful information from the sensor network data can pose a challenge. While diurnal and seasonal patterns of electrical demand are well known from traditional metering systems, smart building sensor networks can provide insight into abnormalities or previously unknown patterns in electrical demand. In this paper, we demonstrate how to mine the data for these unknowns through the analysis of the frequency components of the time-series electrical demand data. The data for this study was collected from an LEED-certified building over twelve consecutive months with separate data feeds for the electrical demand from the heating, A/C, ventilation, lighting and miscellaneous systems. We employed Fourier methods to transform the data from the time domain to the frequency domain and then used similarity measures to look for similarities and outliers among the differing systems.