Accession Number : AD1037175


Title :   Rapid Deployment of Optimal Control for Building HVAC Systems using Innovative Software Tools and a Hybrid Heuristic/Model Based Control Approach


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jun 2014,31 Mar 2017


Corporate Author : Brightbox Technologies Berkeley United States


Personal Author(s) : Daly,Alan ; Fountain,Marc


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1037175.pdf


Report Date : 21 Mar 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 100


Abstract : ESTCP project EW-201409 aimed at demonstrating the benefits of innovative software technology for building HVAC systems. These benefits included reduced system energy use and cost as well as improved performance driven by autonomous commissioning and optimized system control. In the end, while many individual elements of the project were completed successfully, the project as a whole was not able to successfully demonstrate the technology.Anecdotal evidence, academic studies, and system simulations demonstrate the importance and capacity for best-in-class control solutions to improve system performance and reduce energy use and cost. However, implementing these solutions into the extremely heterogeneous and often malfunctioning or misconfigured HVAC systems in real operating buildings poses a major challenge to reaping the benefits promised by advanced control.


Descriptors :   energy consumption , computer programs , energy efficiency , heating , VENTILATION , AIR CONDITIONING , cost reduction , performance(engineering) , buildings and structures , economic analysis , user interface , cooling towers


Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Non-electrical Energy Conversion


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE