Energy Management: the Human in the Loop Process Control Optimization

There exists a mismatch between code defined comfort ranges and prevailing comfort conditions in buildings and recent findings suggest that realization of personalized controlled comfort could provide additional flexibility for energy management in buildings. More flexible control and actuation possibilities, dynamic control of building Lighting, Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning (LHVAC) systems in relation to actual building occupancy comfort profiles presents an opportunity for more efficient use of energy for improvement of occupants comfort. The paper presents the first results from an office building that is been used as a living lab for experiments to optimize the human influence in the process control loop.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the building's energy flexibility
2. Understand the new control principle of the user-in-the-loop
3. Learn new possibilities for energy conservation by taking the user's needs as guiding principle
4. Learn about the developments going on in Europe

Start Time: 3/8/2017 4:10:00 PM
End Time: 3/8/2017 5:00:00 PM

Presented by:

Wim Zeiler
Professor, Building Services
TU Eindhoven

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Room Number: 339

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1