Multi agent system to optimize comfort and energy flows in the built environment

L.W.H.A. Pennings, G. Boxem, M.A. Houten, van, W. Zeiler

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This paper discusses the control of building energy comfort management systems led by the economic movement within the energy market resulting in different prices. This new generation of building management systems focuses on the application of multi-agent systems for autonomous flexible operation of building services systems to obtain overall improvement energy efficiency and comfort. Multi-agent systems have proven to be successful in many applications to detach the timely interdependencies between systems and applications and come to a decentralize approach. In this study a multi-agent system (MAS) is developed to control and manage building services systems. A case study on an existing building system pointed out that energy consumption is reduced of a central air conditioning unit and local heating and cooling units with help of the proposed market driven multi-agent system, while maintaining comfort within the bands of user preferences. Furthermore it can be concluded that the system adapts to the dynamic changing situation and amount of momentary available resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations
EditorsA. Al-Mulla
Place of PublicationKuwait
PublisherKuwait Institue for Scientific Research (KISR)
Pages1-5
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2010), October 26-28, 2010, Kuwait - Kuwait, Kuwait
Duration: 26 Oct 201028 Oct 2010

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Conference10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2010), October 26-28, 2010, Kuwait
Abbreviated titleICEBO 2010
CountryKuwait
CityKuwait
Period26/10/1028/10/10

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Multi agent systems
Air conditioning
Energy efficiency
Energy utilization
Cooling
Heating
Economics

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Pennings, L. W. H. A., Boxem, G., Houten, van, M. A., & Zeiler, W. (2010). Multi agent system to optimize comfort and energy flows in the built environment. In A. Al-Mulla (Ed.), Proceeding 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (Vol. 1, pp. 1-5). Kuwait: Kuwait Institue for Scientific Research (KISR).
Pennings, L.W.H.A. ; Boxem, G. ; Houten, van, M.A. ; Zeiler, W. / Multi agent system to optimize comfort and energy flows in the built environment. Proceeding 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations. editor / A. Al-Mulla. Vol. 1 Kuwait : Kuwait Institue for Scientific Research (KISR), 2010. pp. 1-5
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Pennings, LWHA, Boxem, G, Houten, van, MA & Zeiler, W 2010, Multi agent system to optimize comfort and energy flows in the built environment. in A Al-Mulla (ed.), Proceeding 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations. vol. 1, Kuwait Institue for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait, pp. 1-5, 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO 2010), October 26-28, 2010, Kuwait, Kuwait, Kuwait, 26/10/10.

Multi agent system to optimize comfort and energy flows in the built environment. / Pennings, L.W.H.A.; Boxem, G.; Houten, van, M.A.; Zeiler, W.

Proceeding 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations. ed. / A. Al-Mulla. Vol. 1 Kuwait : Kuwait Institue for Scientific Research (KISR), 2010. p. 1-5.

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Pennings LWHA, Boxem G, Houten, van MA, Zeiler W. Multi agent system to optimize comfort and energy flows in the built environment. In Al-Mulla A, editor, Proceeding 10th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations. Vol. 1. Kuwait: Kuwait Institue for Scientific Research (KISR). 2010. p. 1-5