Development of Real-Time Interworking between IEEE1888 and ECHONET Lite Standards for Building Energy Management System
This paper proposes the development of interworking proxy gateway for real-time data updates between IEEE1888 and ECHONET Lite standards in a building energy management system. Both IEEE1888 and ECHONET Lite are developed as open standards and hence a support for application and equipment development. IEEE1888 standard uses XML message format and is suitable for a wide range of machine-to-machine communications. ECHONET Lite standard is a highly accepted standard in Japan and with emerging supports by equipment manufacturers such as for air conditioners. This development of interworking proxy gateway in this research thus enhances the ability and flexibility in building energy management system to be compliant with different communication standards, which could be useful for both user and manufacturer sectors in the future.