Performance prediction of advanced building controls in the design phase using ESP-r, BCVTB and Matlab

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a new simulation-based approach with capabilities for analysing the impact of advanced control strategies on building performance during the building design phase. This environment consists of ESP-r as building simulation tool, Matlab as software for advanced building controllers and BCVTB as middleware for data exchange per time step between the two programs. After describing the implementation details, we illustrate usability of the design support environment in a case study. This application example demonstrates model predictive control of a building with a thermally activated floor and solar shading. Furthermore, we show the use of explicit state initialization in ESP-r and a method to include uncertain weather predictions in the controller.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPaper presented at the First IBPSA-Engeland conference Building Simulation and Optimization(BSO12) 10-11 September 2012, Loughborough, UK
Pages229-236
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event1st IBPSA-England Conference on Building Simulation and Optimization (BSO 2012) - Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201211 Sep 2012
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st IBPSA-England Conference on Building Simulation and Optimization (BSO 2012)
Abbreviated titleBSO 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period10/09/1211/09/12

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