Energy Conservation in an Office Building Using an Enhanced Blind System Control
AbstractThe two spaces office module is usually considered as a representative case-study to analyse the energetic improvement in office buildings. In this kind of buildings, the use of a model predictive control (MPC) scheme for the climate system control provides energy savings over 15% in comparison to classic control policies. This paper focuses on the influence of solar radiation on the climate control of the office module under Belgian weather conditions. Considering MPC as main climate control, it proposes a novel distributed enhanced control for the blind system (BS) that takes into account part of the predictive information of the MPC. In addition to the savings that are usually achieved by MPC, it adds a potential 15% improvement in global energy use with respect to the usually proposed BS hysteresis control. Moreover, from the simulation results it can be concluded that the thermal comfort is also improved. The proposed BS scheme increases the energy use ratio between the thermally activated building system (TABS) and air-handling unit (AHU); therefore increasing the use of TABS and allowing economic savings, due to the use of more cost-effective thermal equipment. View Full-Text
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Carrascal-Lekunberri, E.; Garrido, I.; Heijde, B.; Garrido, A.J.; Sala, J.M.; Helsen, L. Energy Conservation in an Office Building Using an Enhanced Blind System Control. Energies 2017, 10, 196.
Carrascal-Lekunberri E, Garrido I, Heijde B, Garrido AJ, Sala JM, Helsen L. Energy Conservation in an Office Building Using an Enhanced Blind System Control. Energies. 2017; 10(2):196.Chicago/Turabian Style
Carrascal-Lekunberri, Edorta; Garrido, Izaskun; Heijde, Bram ; Garrido, Aitor J.; Sala, José M.; Helsen, Lieve. 2017. "Energy Conservation in an Office Building Using an Enhanced Blind System Control." Energies 10, no. 2: 196.
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