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Are intelligent agents the key to optimizing building HVAC system performance?

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Author(s)

George E. Kelly, Steven T. Bushby

Abstract

This paper describes the development and implementation of a simulation testbed used to study the concept of employing intelligent agents to optimize the performance of building Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. One day simulated cost savings results are presented for intelligent agents employing both a simple optimization method (SOM) and an advanced optimization method (AOM). The potential benefits and problems associated with each method are discussed and recommendations are made for future research efforts leading to the application of intelligent agents in real building.
Citation
Hvac&R Research
Volume
18
Issue
4

Keywords

building automation and control, intelligent agents, optimization, energy efficiency, HVAC systems

Citation

Kelly, G. and Bushby, S. (2012), Are intelligent agents the key to optimizing building HVAC system performance?, Hvac&R Research, [online], https://doi.org/10.1080/10789669.2012.682693 (Accessed July 22, 2024)

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Created August 9, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021