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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


Performance Prediction of Advanced Building Controls in the Design Phase Using ESP-R, BCVTB and Matlab

P. Hoes, R.C.G.M. Loonen, M. Trčka, J.L.M. Hensen

Abstract: In this paper, we present a new simulation-based approach with capabilities for analysing the impact of advanced control strategies on building performance during the building design phase. This environment consists of ESP-r as building simulation tool, Matlab as software for advanced building controllers and BCVTB as middleware for data exchange per time step between the two programs. After describing the implementation details, we illustrate usability of the design support environment in a case study. This application example demonstrates model predictive control of a building with a thermally activated floor and solar shading. Furthermore, we show the use of explicit state initialization in ESP-r and a method to include uncertain weather predictions in the controller.
Pages: 229 - 236