Applied Energy 211 (2018) 113–125 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy Energy-eﬃcient HVAC management using cooperative, self-trained, control agents: A real-life German building case study a, b b a Iakovos T. Michailidis , Thomas Schild , Roozbeh Sangi , Panagiotis Michailidis , a,c b b a,c Christos Korkas , Johannes Fütterer , Dirk Müller , Elias B. Kosmatopoulos Information Technologies Institute (I.T.I.), Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CE.R.T.H.), Thessaloniki, Greece Institute for Energy Eﬃcient Buildings and Indoor Climate, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Polytechnic School of Xanthi, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece HIGHLIGHTS GR APHICAL A BSTRACT Model-Free, Agent-based Control and Optimization Solution. Energy eﬃcient building management preserving acceptable comfort Levels. Real-life application results during heating period. Signiﬁcant improvements respect to a common commercial control solution. ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: A variety of novel, recyclable and reusable, construction materials has already been studied within literature Distributed control during the past years, aiming at improving the overall energy eﬃciency ranking of the building envelope. Agent-based optimization However, several studies show that a delicate control of indoor climating elements can lead to a signiﬁcant Optimized HVAC management
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Feb 1, 2018
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