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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Empirical Evaluation Of A Predictive Simulation-Based Control Method

Matthias Schuß, Robert Zach, Kristina Orehounig

Abstract: This paper presents the implementation of a novel predictive control approach toward the utilization of passive cooling in buildings. Five offices in two office buildings in Austria were used to test this method. Thereby, numeric simulation was deployed as an integral part of the control logic to predict future implications of alternative control options (alternative positions of windows, shades, etc.) and identify the best performing control option. A genetic algorithm was developed to generate a manageable set of alternative options from the set of all possible control actions at any given time. The paper describes the approach and implementation in detail and presents the results.
Pages: 918 - 925