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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Occupant-Aware Energy Management: Simulated Energy Savings Achievable Using Learned Cooling Temperature Set-points Over a Range of Climates and Cooling System Designs

Leluo Zhang1, Murali Annavaram1, Kyle Konis1
1University of Southern California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Abstract: Parametric whole-building energy simulations are used to quantify the potential energy savings achievable through temperature setpoint adjustments for different cooling and ventilation strategies in a diverse range of climates across the globe. Results show significant savings potential [ranging from 18%, 53%] while still maintaining acceptable levels of occupant thermal comfort based on data-driven comfort models learned from occupant feedback and granular physical measurements.
Pages: 2079 - 2084