Distributed building temperature control with power constraints

German Obando, Nicanor Quijano, Naly Rakoto-Ravalontsalama

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Abstract

Generally, heating, cooling and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are designed to handle worst case loads, and this over-design of HVAC equipment is one of the main reasons for building energy inefficiency. When the HVAC system is not over-designed, there exists a trade-off between the comfort of the building's occupants and the available heating/cooling power at critical load hours. We propose a distributed approach that maximizes the comfort of the building's occupants under several power constraints. We prove by means of graph theoretical tools and passivity analysis, that the proposed controller asymptotically reaches an optimal equilibrium without the need of full information. Finally, some simulations and comparisons are presented to illustrate the performance of our method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 European Control Conference, ECC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2857-2862
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783952426913
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event13th European Control Conference, ECC 2014 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Jun 24 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

Name2014 European Control Conference, ECC 2014

Conference

Conference13th European Control Conference, ECC 2014
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period6/24/146/27/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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