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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Strengths of non-linear white-box MPC for building HVAC control

Filip Jorissen 1, Damien Picard 1, Lieve Helsen 1,2
1 KU Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Leuven, Belgium
2 EnergyVille, Thor Park, Waterschei, Belgium

Abstract: Model Predictive Control (MPC) for building HVAC applications promises improved comfort and substantial energy savings. However, these are only achievable when MPC becomes sufficiently cheap to implement and maintain, which is often overlooked. We present an MPC approach that uses detailed white-box models and motivate the strengths compared to other approaches.
Keywords: Model predictive control, optimization, optimal design, Modelica
Pages: 3119 - 3120