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Intelligent Building Agents Laboratory: Air System Design



Amanda Pertzborn, Daniel Veronica, Glen A. Glaeser


The National Institute of Standards and Technology has constructed the Intelligent Building Agents Laboratory (IBAL) to demonstrate the potential for distributed, intelligent software agents to optimize the control of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems in commercial buildings. The goal of the optimization is to improve the economic and energy performance of building systems while maintaining occupant comfort. This paper describes the design of, and the equipment in, the airside system of the IBAL.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 2025r1
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HVAC, intelligent agent, air system


Pertzborn, A. , Veronica, D. and Glaeser, G. (2024), Intelligent Building Agents Laboratory: Air System Design, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created January 25, 2024