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Design of optimum reference temperature profiles for energy saving control of indoor temperature in a building

  • Received: 18 August 2016 Accepted: 18 November 2016 Published: 30 November 2016
  • This paper presents a technique for designing optimum reference temperature profiles for energy-efficient control of indoor air temperature in buildings. Arbitrarily chosen reference temperature profiles are often fraught with undesirable consequences, such as thermal discomfort for a building’s occupants or high consumption of fuels and electricity. An optimized reference temperature profile, on the other hand, attempts to seek a desired trade-off between the level of discomfort and amount of energy consumed. Also, the use of such optimized temperature profiles for adaptive control of indoor building temperature is discussed in details and some simulation results are presented.

    Citation: Sumera I. Chaudhry, Manohar Das. Design of optimum reference temperature profiles for energy saving control of indoor temperature in a building[J]. AIMS Energy, 2016, 4(6): 906-920. doi: 10.3934/energy.2016.6.906

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  • This paper presents a technique for designing optimum reference temperature profiles for energy-efficient control of indoor air temperature in buildings. Arbitrarily chosen reference temperature profiles are often fraught with undesirable consequences, such as thermal discomfort for a building’s occupants or high consumption of fuels and electricity. An optimized reference temperature profile, on the other hand, attempts to seek a desired trade-off between the level of discomfort and amount of energy consumed. Also, the use of such optimized temperature profiles for adaptive control of indoor building temperature is discussed in details and some simulation results are presented.


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