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

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA

Topical Section: Energy Technology for Building

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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Keywords Building temperature control; Energy saving control; optimum temperature profile; adaptive temperature control

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

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